Brook V. Stanbary

January 21, 1925May 7, 2021

Brook Vincent Stanbary, 96, of Princeton, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7th, 2021, at CherryVale Place, in Rockford, IL.

Brook was born on January 21, 1925 in Burlington, IA, the son of Ernest and Edith (Carrier) Stanbary. On, September 13, 1945 he married Frances Irene Peterson in Galesburg, IL. They made their home in Hennepin where he worked at the Hennepin Power Plant for 32 years.

He was a WW2 veteran serving in the Navy in the South Pacific. A member of the American Legion, First United Methodist Church (Princeton, IL), Masons and Shriners. Brook loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son Robert (Leslie) Stanbary of Yarrow Point, Washington, his daughter Marilyn (Gail) Rothermel of Rockford, Illinois. Eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and sister Gloria of Knoxville, Illinois. He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Irene, his son William, and three sisters and one brother.

We will be forever grateful for his wisdom and guidance in our lives; he shall be deeply missed. A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to 1st United Methodist Church in Princeton, IL.


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Brook V. Stanbary

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