The Obit For Stan Schwengels

Stanley Schwengels

Published in the Belleville News-Democrat from 4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008.

Stanley Schwengels, 73, of Okawville, Ill., born Oct. 21, 1934, in Addieville, Ill., departed this life at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Schwengels served in the United States Air Force and he proudly served with the Missouri Air National Guard for over 30 years until retirement.

Stanley was the first manager of the McDonalds on West Main in Belleville. He worked as a shipping clerk at the E.M. Wiegmann Company in Freeburg for 26 years, until his retirement. After retiring Stanley kept busy with several other jobs including Central Illinois Transit in Centralia, the senior nutritional site in Carlyle and most recently at the Okawville Senior Center.

Stanley was a member of American Legion Post 233 in Okawville and had served on its Honor Guard. He was also a former member of the Okawville Lion's Club and a former member of a bowling league. He loved softball and baseball and was a player and later the manager for the Titans softball team in Freeburg for many years.

Stan also played minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization as a pitcher for a couple of years. Stanley enjoyed remodeling old homes with his wife, Pat and they also loved to travel. Most of all Stanley was devoted to his family and loved them dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Adele, nee Bender, Schwengel; and three brothers, Wilbert in infancy, Melvin and Lester.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Pat, nee Coleman, Schwengels, whom he married on July 7, 1978, in the Christ United Methodist Church in Fairview Heights, Ill.; six children, Sherry (Scott) Giles of Brownstown, Robbi (Marcus) Sierra of Osprey, Fla., Cindy (Dave) Conley of New Athens, Traci (Troy) Baker of Venice, Fla., Kim (Dennis) Sanden of Baldwin and Robert Graves of Swansea; a sister, Irene Toensing of Okawville; 11 grandchildren, Dawn(Gary) Crowl Tim Crowl, Joe Crowl, Kristen (Rob) Crowl, Travis Crowl, Eric Sierra, Ian Baker, LCPL Keith Sanden, Keri Sanden, Josh Conley and PFC 3 Nathan Conley; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Okawville Senior Center or to the charity of the donor's choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, and from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at the Campagna Funeral Home, Okawville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at Campagna Funeral Home, Okawville, Ill., with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Interment will be in the O'Fallon City Cemetery at O'Fallon, Ill.