November 6, 1986 - November 4, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman for Jeffrey L. Skroch, age 28, who passed away Wednesday. Rev. Kenneth Popp will officiate and burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman and one hour prior to the services Monday also at the church. A luncheon will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice with a time of sharing following the committal services.

Jeffrey Leon Skroch was born Nov. 6, 1986 in Little Falls to Leon & Janet (Stockinger) Skroch. He married his bride, Nicole Stevens on June 22, 2013 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Pipestone. Jeff was a proud father to 8 month old Quinn and had many hopes and dreams for her. He lived in the Rice area his entire life. Jeff was a passionate farmer and a good business man who always had a strategy and plan. He was in partnership with his brothers in Lone Willow Angus and involved in the family business, Complete Grain Systems. He was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the American Angus Association. Jeff was a 2005 graduate of Sauk Rapids Rice High School and a 2008 graduate of St. Cloud Technical and Community College with degrees in Business Management, Finance and Sales. He loved life, his family and his cows! He was funny, tender hearted, hard working and a man of strong faith. Jeffrey was an inspiration to many and made ordinary life extraordinary.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole of Rice; daughter, Quinn, his little angel; parents, Leon & Janet of Rice; sisters and brothers, Christina (Joe) Van Heel of Rice, Tamara (Ryan) Schmidt of Maple Grove, Dennis (Breanna) of Rice, Michelle of St. Cloud, and Joseph (Stephanie) of Rice; grandfather, Floyd Stockinger of St. Cloud; parents-in-law, Roy & Julie Stevens of Pipestone; sisters-in-law, Allison (Austin) Kruisselbrink of Woodstock, MN, Angela Stevens of Spearfish, SD; nephews and godsons, Elijah and Benjamin; and nieces, Jayna, Lilly, Hailey and godfather to Parker De Groot. Jeffrey was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clem & Janie Skroch, Rose Ann Stockinger; and brother-in-law, Kyle Stevens.