Stanley E. Rommel, 72 of Edgington, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf. Services are Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo.
Burial with Military Honors is in Edgington Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 4 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Edgington Presbyterian Church; College Avenue Presbyterian Church or to Trinity Pathway Hospice.
Stanley Eugene was born on October 7, 1934 in Edgington, Illinois to Benjamin F. & Irma (Titterington) Rommel. He married Katherine “Elaine” Hampton on December 15, 1957 in Edgington.
Stanley retired from John Deere’s Planter Division on January 1, 1996 after more than 30 years of employment. He also had a special clown ministry where he was known as “Dyn ‘o’ mite”. Stanley was a member of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau, United Auto Workers Local #434, the Reynolds American Legion, the ROMEO’s (Retired old men eating out), Edgington Presbyterian Church, and was attending College Avenue Presbyterian Church. He also enjoyed woodworking, especially making birdfeeders for his cardinals. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Elaine; a son, Ron Rommel of Overland Park, KS; a daughter and her husband, Marcia & Shane Day of Taylor Ridge; Grandchildren, Karrie & Jacquie Coulter; Step-Grandchild, Tara Flynn and her husband, Pat; a great-grandchild, Mallory Flynn and a sister, Marvyl Holder of Boulder, CO.