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Ervin V Stillwell
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Birth: May 19, 1925
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 2002
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

Ervin V. Stillwell, 76, of 134-1/2 W. First St., died at 3:03 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Solon and Baker Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Evans of Erven Avenue Baptist Church will officiate. Music will include "Wind Beneath My Wings," "I Walk the Line" and "Amazing Grace."

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Chad Kerestes and Justin Stillwell; stepgrandsons Scott and Stewart Casey, and Tom Mital and Willard Ratliff.

Full military rites will be accorded including honor guard, firing squad, taps and flag folding by Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1492 and Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post #217.

Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #645 will conduct a ritual at 6 p.m.

Born May 19, 1925, in Manlius, he was the son of Samuel and Nella (Iverson) Stillwell. He married Beverly Ham on Sept. 28, 1962 in Peoria. She died Oct. 23, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley (Mrs. William) Kerestes, Streator; sons, Ervin Ray (Donna) Stillwell and Jimmie (Dorothy) Stillwell, both of Streator; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; stepdaughters, Mary Lou (Mrs. Mike) Cook, Ottawa, and Ida (Mrs. Robert) Carroll, Henderson, Nev.; stepsons, Harry Casey and Richard (Tuesday) Casey, both of Streator, and Kenneth Casey, Springfield; and sisters, Delores Navarro, Ottawa; Patricia (Mrs. Jerry) Whitmore, Mendota; Norma Jean (Mrs. Walter) Geuther, Rock Island; and Dorothy Herrera, Palm Beach, Fla.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Berkley and Maxine Harris; brothers, Charles, Robert, Rolland, Russell and William Stillwell; and an infant grandson.

He served in the United States Navy in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He lived in Ottawa until 1947 when he moved to Streator. He retired from Owens-Illinois Glass in 1983 after 36 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post #217, VFW Post #1492 and Eagles Aerie 645. He was a member of Erven Avenue Baptist Church. 
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  Beverly E HAM Stillwell (1926 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.1242, -88.85125
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34460599
Ervin V Stillwell
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
Ervin V Stillwell
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
Ervin V Stillwell
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