OBITUARY

Raymond "Ray" Frederick Stuaan

January 1, 1935November 26, 2018
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Raymond Frederick Stuaan, 83, of Hanna City, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 1, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois to Frederick and Freda (Johnson) Stuaan. On February 5, 1955, Ray married Dorothy Jean Kirkham in Peoria, Illinois; she survives.

He is also survived by four children, Lori (Ron) Riekena of Peoria, Illinois, Cindy (Steve) Rilling of Huber Heights, Ohio, Dave (Kim) Stuaan of Bushnell, Illinois and Jeanie (Scott) Jones of Morton, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Josh (Holly) Riekena, Tyler (Courtney) Riekena, Phillip (Sabrina) Rosenbohm, Robert (Tracy) Stanfield, Nathan (Megan) Stanfield, Abbigail Stuaan, Zach (Kelly) Stuaan, Luke (Alecia) Stuaan, Arin (Karl) Nash, Paige Ledbetter and Haley Varnes; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Samsel.

As a farmer for much of his life, Ray enjoyed the daily duties and adventures that his farm in Peoria County provided. He also served six years for the Air National Guard in Peoria and worked as a self-employed carpet layer for Melgreen Furniture and Sutton Carpet.

Ray was a devoted follower of Christ and joyfully shared his faith, encouraging others to walk with Jesus. A member of the Hanna City Presbyterian Church, he served on various boards and committees and loved to participate in Jack Stevens’ Bible study. He will be remembered by the love and dedication he afforded his family and friends, his bright sense of humor, tireless work ethic and unwavering support for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Raji Jacob, the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care and the Richard L. Owens Home for their compassion and care.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Hanna City Presbyterian Church in Hanna City, officiated by Pastor David Keithley and Pastor Jay Johnson. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to the Hanna City Presbyterian Church or to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Frederick Stuaan, Father
  • Freda (Johnson) Stuaan, Mother
  • Dorothy Jean (Kirkham) Stuaan, Wife
  • Lori (Ron) Riekena, Daughter
  • Cindy (Steve) Rilling, Daughter
  • Dave (Kim) Stuaan, Son
  • Jeanie (Scott) Jones, Daughter
  • Josh (Holly) Riekena, Grandchild
  • Tyler (Courtney) Riekena, Grandchild
  • Phillip (Sabrina) Rosenbohm, Grandchild
  • Robert (Tracy) Stanfield, Grandchild
  • Nathan (Megan) Stanfield, Grandchild
  • Abbigail Stuaan, Grandchild
  • Zack (Kelly) Stuaan, Grandchild
  • Luke (Alecia) Stuaan, Grandchild
  • Arin (Karl) Nash, Grandchild
  • Paige Ledbetter, Grandchild
  • Haley Varnes, Grandchild
  • ~ Eighteen Great Grandchildren
  • Delores Samsel, Sister
  • Ray was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Samsel.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Phillip Rosenbohm
  • Josh Riekena
  • Robert Stanfield
  • Tyler Riekena
  • Nathan Stanfield
  • Zach Stuaan
  • Luke Stuaan
  • DONATIONS

  • the Hanna City Presbyterian Church or Richard L. Owens Hospice Home

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymond "Ray" Frederick Stuaan

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Dave/Sherry Hyder

November 30, 2018

Cindy & Family;
Sorry for your Loss of your Dad, Husband, & Grandpa. With our Deepest Sympathy & Love. Hope it helps you to know
we are thinking of you & your family at this sad time. Sorry we couldn't be there but our Hearts & Prayers are.
For the grief that you feel & the tears that you shed, there will be so many wonderful memories that will follow that you will cherish
for your lifetime. He will always be in your hearts, that will never go away. God will touch each & everyone of you & comfort you.

Dave & Sherry Hyder
Ohio

Rebecca Scott

November 28, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss and pray for your family during this time of tenderness.

Denny Mitchelar

November 27, 2018

Uncle Ray? Well he was always special to my beloved, brother and me. He was my grass roots to farming that I lost as a child on my father's side. Always had something good to say. A very devote, husband, father, and I'm sure grandfather.....that was my Uncle Ray.

Lastly, may I remember him as I do my parents.......think back please and know that at least you have had him. So many people aren't as blessed, to have this kind of love and wisdom. Be blessed that you had this wonderful man.......most people don't even come close!!

God bless my Uncle Ray and may God bless his family.

Denny and Paige Mitchelar

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Biography

Raymond Frederick Stuaan, 83, of Hanna City, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 1, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois to Frederick and Freda (Johnson) Stuaan. On February 5, 1955, Ray married Dorothy Jean Kirkham in Peoria, Illinois; she survives.

He is also survived by four children, Lori (Ron) Riekena of Peoria, Illinois, Cindy (Steve) Rilling of Huber Heights, Ohio, Dave (Kim) Stuaan of Bushnell, Illinois and Jeanie (Scott) Jones of Morton, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Josh (Holly) Riekena, Tyler (Courtney) Riekena, Phillip (Sabrina) Rosenbohm, Robert (Tracy) Stanfield, Nathan (Megan) Stanfield, Abbigail Stuaan, Zach (Kelly) Stuaan, Luke (Alecia) Stuaan, Arin (Karl) Nash, Paige Ledbetter and Haley Varnes; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Samsel.

As a farmer for much of his life, Ray enjoyed the daily duties and adventures that his farm in Peoria County provided. He also served six years for the Air National Guard in Peoria and worked as a self-employed carpet layer for Melgreen Furniture and Sutton Carpet.

Ray was a devoted follower of Christ and joyfully shared his faith, encouraging others to walk with Jesus. A member of the Hanna City Presbyterian Church, he served on various boards and committees and loved to participate in Jack Stevens’ Bible study. He will be remembered by the love and dedication he afforded his family and friends, his bright sense of humor, tireless work ethic and unwavering support for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The family extends heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Raji Jacob, the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care and the Richard L. Owens Home for their compassion and care.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Hanna City Presbyterian Church in Hanna City, officiated by Pastor David Keithley and Pastor Jay Johnson. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to the Hanna City Presbyterian Church or to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. You may create an online condolence at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com.