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October 15, 2018

7/28/2018 7:30:00 AM
Ellen J. Burkeland

Ellen J. Burkeland, age 60 of Rhinelander, passed away Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018 at her residence. Ellen was born in Rhinelander on Sunday, Sept. 1, 1957, the daughter of Norman and Patricia (Abdel) Breneman. Ellen was a 1975 graduate of Rhinelander High School. She was united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1976 at St. Mary's Catholic Church to Joseph Skubal.

Ellen was a CNA and caregiver, working at group homes, Dr. Kate Home Health and Peterson Health Care. Ellen enjoyed traveling, taking trips to the casino and camping trips to Wisconsin Dells. She also enjoyed a good meal and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children: Jacqueline (Andrew) Peterman of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael Skubal and Kristina Grosbier of Rhinelander and Thomas (Darin) Skubal of Minneapolis; three grandchildren: Hailey Skubal, Lexi Skubal and Genevieve Grace Peterman. Also surviving are six sisters, three brothers, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Skubal; one brother, one sister, one niece, Peggy Hanson, and one nephew, Ronald Suess.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ellen's life on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Starks Town Hall located at 2473 Cty. Rd. C. The service will be held at noon with Chaplain John Uhlarik officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Newbold Cemetery. Hildebrand Funeral Home and Cremation Specialists. 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. You may light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

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