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Stanley Dale Stambaugh

May 17th, 1954 – October 6th, 2019

Stanley Dale Stambaugh, age 65, passed away in his home on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with the gift of being surrounded by his loving family. God blessed Stan with many gifts throughout his life. Although after his accident, he had fewer fingers than most, his hands helped many far and wide. He was a source of strength for others. He welcomed, as family, those whom he met and embraced them with God's grace. When faced with his last challenge, he said he was going to be an example, and he was.

Stan was born on May 17th, 1954 in Beardstown, IL, to Leon Dale and Lois Catherine (Walton) Stambaugh. He is survived by his mother, his wife Linda, who showed him how to enjoy adventures near and far. He is also survived by his children, Shannon (and Scott) Adkins, Travis D. (and Lucia) Stambaugh, (and their mother Jane Hollenback Cowin), Erica Kleinlein, and Heath (and Heily Windsor) VanDeVenter, and eleven grandchildren that were the light of his life; Collin Adkins, Dreyton Kleinlein, Preston Horwedel, Dagain Reneau, Foxx Adkins, Katelyn Stambaugh, Peyton VanDeVenter, Kiera Stambaugh, Maycen VanDeVenter, Ashton VanDeVenter, and Levi Dale Stambaugh. He is also survived by his sister Cathy (and Stan) Butler of Peoria, IL and his brother Kevin (and Linda) Stambaugh of Rushville, IL and five nephews.

He was a mechanic and seventh generation farmer. After graduating from Astoria High School, he shared his mechanical skills with various coal companies and served as correctional officer in Canton, IL. He was also the Road Commissioner of Hickory Township and served as volunteer fireman for several fire districts in Illinois. He was a member of the Browning Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 14th at 10:30 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. John Ruppel, Gary Sheets, and Pat Clements will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 3-7 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Browning Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad or the Browning Church of Christ.

Condolences


October 7th, 2019

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a special person and we will be blessed when we get to see him again! I'm sending prayers for the family at this time. Cheryl (Robertson) Shanks

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family strength and comfort.

October 7th, 2019

So very very sorry for your loss. Please accept my most sincere condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
Vicki Irwin

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your family’s loss . He was a very good man! My sympathies to you all.
Patty Wherley

October 7th, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this sad time.
Our Daddy Harold Malott thought a lot of Stan. They enjoyed sharing coal mine stories together.
May all your precious memories help you through this sad time
From all us Malott families

October 7th, 2019

Linda and family, I am saddened to hear of Stan's passing. He was a great guy and will leave a big void in so many people's lives. Rita as nd John Corson

October 7th, 2019

Linda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Stan always had a smile and a twinkle in his eyes. I have followed your struggle on Facebook and admire your strength and faith. Sincere condolences to you.
Janet McCaughey

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Stan was a wonderful person. He will b missed by all that knew him.

October 7th, 2019

What a guy, that Stan. Everyone liked him instantly, respected and admired him. He will be so missed. Our prayers have been with Linda, his children and families. May God grant you comfort and peace. John and Sandy Bybee, Vermont

October 7th, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of peace and strength to help you in the coming days.

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Praying for your family in this tragic time!

October 7th, 2019

So very very sorry. Prayers for you all.

October 7th, 2019

Linda and family~ so sorry for your loss~Stan was a great guy~prayers for all of you. May you find peace and comfort in the weeks ahead from all of your special memories
Laura Taylor

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Penny Collins

October 7th, 2019

Linda,im so sorry for your loss. Praying for u and your fami.ly

October 7th, 2019

From our family to yours, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a testament to his faith and to his family. Prayers, peace and comfort. JoEllen Myers Doyle and family.

October 7th, 2019

Jon and I are so sorry. You all are in our prayers.

October 7th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Stan's family. A wonderful guy who will be missed by so many. Garth and Carolyn Cripe

October 7th, 2019

So very sorry for your great loss !! Bill & Rosie Brockley

October 7th, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about Stan,what a great guy. You are all in our prayers for comfort at this difficult time. Doug Henninger.

October 7th, 2019

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Stan was a good man and he will be missed by many. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.

October 7th, 2019

Stan, was a great man. He was always helpful and would do whatever he had to do to help. God bless his family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck and Cassie Roach

October 7th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Fly high Stan, you will be missed!🙏😓

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for ya'll.
Tony and Cindy Clements

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your families loss! Mark & Misty Workman

October 7th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Diana Jenkins and Family

October 7th, 2019

One of the finest persons I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Rest easy, Stan

October 7th, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of this special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike and Kim Johnson

October 7th, 2019

One of the best. Rest easy, Stan. Larry Steach

October 7th, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about Stan's passing. He was such a great guy, and so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving support of family and friends in life and in his passing. ❤️🙏

October 7th, 2019

So sorry Linda and family, God is receiving a special man to help him out now, He will be missed here in our community.

October 7th, 2019

This was from Linda Derry and Family

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for the loss of Stan. Prayers to all of the family. Bill, Dee and Casey Jones

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time 🙏🏻

October 7th, 2019

Linda and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Stan. He always had a smile and was a kind Man. Jon and Candy Ackman

October 7th, 2019

So, so sorry for your loss. Stan will be greatly missed. May God comfort you and give you peace in the many difficult days ahead. Mike and Donna Shirley

October 7th, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. I grew up with he and his siblings. Spent much time at their home. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sharon (Lancaster) Wills

October 7th, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of Stanley passing. He was a great man. I know he will be missed so very much. You are all in my prayers.

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Bob and Peggy Spencer

October 7th, 2019

Shannon and family.
My heart goes out to you!
Sandy Morrison

October 7th, 2019

We are so saddened to hear of Stanley’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. He was a good Christian man & will be remembered by all. Hugs & prayers as you go through this tough time. God Bless you all. Mark & Mary S Clayton.

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your family's loss Linda .Hugs & Prayers. Charlie & Lu Ann Bollinger

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Shirley Lawver 🙏🏻

October 7th, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we only had the privilege of spending time with Stan a few times he was genuinely a loving and caring man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Michael, Lisa and Abbie Hutton ❤️🙏

October 7th, 2019

Soar high old friend and neighbor. You sure were loved by many and all will gather around to celebrate the many stories they have shared with you. The Stambaughs were the best neighbors ever! Toni Sayers

October 7th, 2019

Our Hearts are with you! Always in our thoughts and prayers! 💙🙏

October 7th, 2019

So sorry to you and your family in the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and will be dearly missed..Marv n Marilyn Biesenthal n family praying for all of you

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your family's loss. Roberta Oest

October 7th, 2019

A great person. so sorry Nicki Hazzard

October 7th, 2019

I am so sorry Linda I loved Stan and you of course. He is one that no one will forget it was a honor and pleasure to call him a friend. Many memories from my time there with the restaurant making life long friends. This is truly a sad day for us all. God definitely got an Angel...
RIP my friend
John John Callear and family

October 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

October 8th, 2019

Linda and Shannon, So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He was such a nice man with a positive attitude. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Roger and Dixie Rouse, Macomb,IL

October 8th, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you all.
Wendell & DeeVon Schisler

October 8th, 2019

So Sorry for your loss, Stanley was a Very Friendly & Caring Guy. sending my Thoughts and Prayers 🙏 for All of the Family's. Sue Palmer & Family

October 8th, 2019

I have always loved Stan . He was a big part of my high school years !

October 8th, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Stan was a wonderful man and a true friend to many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ike and Linda Hackett
Rob Emmons

October 8th, 2019

I pray that the Good LORD will comfort you all during this difficult time. May your memories make you smile and may his example be how we all live our lives.
Robert and Susan Cameron

October 8th, 2019

Words cannot express how sorry we are for you loss. Thinking of you Linda, Erica, Heath, and the rest of the family. James & Gena Surratt

October 8th, 2019

Prayers for the family Gary and Marilyn

October 8th, 2019

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Stan was a blessing to all who knew him, and he always let his light shine for the Lord! Krissy Kessler

October 8th, 2019

Linda and family... so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you at this sad time. Cheryl Casteel

October 8th, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Georgianna Crenshaw

October 8th, 2019

Love and prayers to the families of Stanley and may you find peace knowing he is with God and he will be sorely be missed by all and the community of Astoria, We love you and may the Lord keep you always in his loving care, Greg and Vonna Beach

October 8th, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Will and Crystal Elsley

October 8th, 2019

Linda and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers...so very sorry for your loss. Cathy and Beulah Butler

October 8th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stanley was a good man. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead.
Hollis and Cindy Shafer

October 8th, 2019

Linda I am so sorry to hear this. I have many good memories of seeing both of you at work. Sending prayers for comfort and peace in the days and months ahead.
Doreen Shaw

October 8th, 2019

Travis and family, we are so sorry to hear of this loss!!! You are all in our thoghts and prayers. Jo Ellen and Joseph Hardy and family

October 8th, 2019

R.I.P Stanley Dale you are at peace now. You are going to be missed so much..that smile you always gave me when reminding me how sassy I was as a little girl you have always been my Brother n law and always in my Heart..now be with God and the Loved ones already in Heaven.

October 8th, 2019

To Stan’s greatest joy on this earth, his loving Mother, his loving wife and to all of his loving children and loving grandchildren. We are so sorry for you’re loss. Stan was not only a great family man but he also cared for his community in many different ways. Stan set a good example wherever he went and could pick up a conversation with a complete stranger as if he had known them for years. Shannon you will get to dance with your Dad in Heaven again one day and the whole family will rejoice in Heaven when you meet again! Love you all. Pete & Dee Egleton and family

October 8th, 2019

Linda-So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. What a great guy! Prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Debbie Meacham

October 8th, 2019

So Sorry for your family's loss. Take comfort in the many memories that you all have created through the years.
Dick & Sandy Bent

October 8th, 2019

Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will hold each precious memory of Stan in your heart. Love and hugs, Julie (Bohler) Bickle

October 8th, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Stan's passing. What a wonderful family man. This community will miss him. We pray you find comfort in the love and memories you share as a family. Steve and sharon musson

October 9th, 2019

So sorry to learn of Stan's passing. May you find comfort through your memories and may God's peace surround you. Kathy cox

October 9th, 2019

Sincere sympathy and prayers for all the family. Special thoughts for Heath, Heily, and their children. Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson, Vermont IL

October 9th, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Stambaugh family in the short time my son and I have known Mr. Stambaugh he left a lasting impression on us may he Rest In Peace next to the Lord.🙏🏻 Eddy Martinez

October 9th, 2019

Linda, you and ur family are in our prayers. RIP Stan. Nothing but great memories with you! Dave ‘Crazy’ Campbell

October 10th, 2019

Linda and your whole family are in my prayers. Stan was a very wonderful person and kind. May your memories carry you on.

October 11th, 2019

Sorry for ur loss.Hugs n 🙏🙏🙏🙏

October 12th, 2019

Sorry for your loss Shannon. Prayers to you and all your family in this time of loss. The Biesenthal family.

October 12th, 2019

To all of the Stambaugh family, we are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stanley was such a nice Christian man...always had a friendly smile and "hello". He will be missed. Bob and Melba Baker

October 12th, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Rita and David Cassel

October 14th, 2019

Rest easy Stan my deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and the kids !

October 14th, 2019

There are in adequate words that can fully express the vacancy Stan leaves behind in his passing. He impacted so many lives in a truly Christian and loving way. He will live on in our memories and we will try to live his example. Lowell Mary and Lynn Aten