Stan Erwin


MENDOTA - Stan Erwin, 90, of Mendota passed away peacefully at home on June 19, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Private services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25 at First Presbyterian Church, Mendota with Rev. Susan Presley officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on June 25 at the church. Face masks are required for entrance and social distancing is encouraged. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling the arrangements.

Stan was born March 12, 1930 in Fairfax, Mo. to Winston and Lois (Deatz) Erwin. He married Carol A. Johnson on Sept. 13, 1958.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years; three children, Kimberly (George) Nonas of West Chicago, David Erwin of Joliet and Shelley (Glenn) Brunker of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Megan, Nicholas and Zachary (Natalie) Nelson, and Jordan and Joshua Brunker; and one brother, Robert Erwin of Fairfax, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and John Baker; his sister-in-law, Barbara Erwin; and his father and mother-in-law, R.D. and Marguerite Johnson.

After high school, Stan joined the U.S. Air Force for four years, serving as a radio operator during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he enrolled at Missouri University in Columbia, Mo. where he earned a Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition and met his future bride. Stan and Carol were married in 1958 and moved to Mendota in 1962. Stan worked for Swift Feed Company, Allied Mills and Continental Grain. He was a member of the Mendota Golf Course, First Presbyterian Church and Mendota Elks Lodge, where he served as an exalted ruler. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be sent in Stan Erwin’s name to First Presbyterian Church of Mendota, OSF Hospice, Ottawa or Mendota Golf Club.

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