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Obituary for Nathaniel Louis Sklenicka

Nathaniel Louis Sklenicka, loving son, brother, and uncle passed away at the age of 31 on Sunday, April 23, 2023. A visitation with family greeting friends will be 4:00-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Strode Funeral Home. Services will begin 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Victory Life Church with Pastor Will Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Nathaniel was born to Gary and Deann Sklenicka on January 21, 1992 in Belleville, Kansas. He graduated from Olive Grove Academy and later he went to Pikes Peak Community College. Nathaniel served in the Navy, and upon graduation he received the Navy League Award.

Nathaniel had a passion for investing. Not only was he in the midst of doing exactly that for his occupation, but he also invested so much into the people he loved and cared for. Whether it was helping his dad with remodeling projects, landscaping a yard, or building an arbor for his sister, he invested not only his time, but his love. He didn't stop with family, he invested in his friends as well, helping out where he could.

He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, his adventurous spirit and being a wise risk taker. He was very eloquent in his writing and well spoken. He had many friends and mentors that he greatly respected, such as Coach Mac. Nathaniel also loved music, which was shown through his enthusiasm of learning, as well as playing both the trumpet and violin. He was also known to take machines apart, mainly computers and rebuild them back from the deconstructed pieces to a completed, but most importantly, a working computer afterwards.

Nathaniel is preceded in death by his grandparents G.L. and Emily Sklenicka of Belleville, Kansas and Dean and Anita Sothers of Courtland, Kansas.

He is survived by his parents Gary and Deann of Stillwater; his sisters Abby Zarger and husband Chris of Manhattan, Kansas; Keriann Roybal and husband Anthony of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rachel Kahre and husband Devin of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Rebekah Baxter and husband Cody of Helena, Montana; his nieces and nephews Alexander Zarger, Sophia Roybal, Matthew Roybal, Katerina Zarger, including a future Kahre on the way; as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made in Nathaniel's name to Habitat for Humanity, 505 E. 18th Ave. Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 or to Wings of Hope, 3800 N. Washington St. Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075