NPAA NewsBLAST: A Tribute to Tommy Skarlis

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 Sep 17th, 2020 by sworrall 

Modified Sep 17th, 2020 at 3:06 PM

A Tribute to Tommy Skarlis by Thomas Allen, Digital Content Manager In-Fisherman

On the evening of September 16th, 2020, Tommy Skarlis age 55, of Waukon, Iowa, lost his battle with cancer at his home with family by his side. One month shy of their 21st wedding anniversary, he leaves behind his beloved wife Michelle and their two sons Nick (16) and Jake (14).

But losing was never Tommy’s way.

Some battles aren’t meant to be won, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be fought. When diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer in early 2019, Tommy committed to fighting until the bitter end–regardless of the likelihood of success. For Tommy, losing was never an option. He knew it was an uphill battle, but being a natural competitor, there wasn’t any quit in him.

He never lost faith.

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