Visitation: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday
at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
Stanley L. Struebing, 87, of Bloomington died
peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 9, after a
brief illness. Stanley was born on February 18,
1927, in Hartsburg, IL, the son of William and
Mollie Arnold Struebing. Stanley was preceded in
death by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis Cross
Struebing. He is survived by his three daughters and
their husbands: Cathy Cross (Rick) of Minier, Faye
Wickliffe (Jim) of Bloomington, and Susanne
Struebing (Jim Dornbusch) of Califon, NJ; nine
grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. One
sister, Doris LeGrand of Springfield, also survives.
Stanley was preceded in death by his brother, Robert
Struebing of New Holland.
Stanley was a veteran of World War II. He spent his
career farming the same property his parents and
grandparents farmed. He co-owned and operated the
Hartem Bus Service, and was particularly well known
for driving the kindergarten route for years. He was
an active, lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran
Church, the American Legion, and engaged fully in
his community. Most of all, he was a devoted, loving
husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He
cherished his friends and enjoyed golf, fishing, and
spending time with loved ones.
Services for Stanley will be held on Saturday,
September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran
Church, Emden, IL, with Rev. John Schurter and Rev.
Frank Pieper officiating. Visitation will be Friday,
September 12, at the church from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and
one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the
church. Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.
Full military rights will be accorded by the Emden
American Legion Post # 506. Services were entrusted
to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
Memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church
of Emden in lieu of flowers.
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