October 9, 1935 - October 22, 2020
Stanley Rich, 85 of Cowden, Illinois died Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 3:48 AM at his nephew’s residence in rural Herrick. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. Masonic Rites will be at 10:30 AM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM all on Monday, November 23, 2020 in First Christian Church, Herrick, Illinois with the Niehls Family officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Cowden, Illinois with Military Rites by Sarver-Guthrie Post #839 American Legion. Memorials may be made to Cloverleaf Lodge #990, C/O Jim Nance, 3199 N. 1700 St., Herrick, IL 62431 and/or Oak Grove Cemetery, C/O Ernie Wasson, 1538 E. 3300 Ave., Herrick, IL 62431. Stanley Rich was born Wednesday, October 9, 1935 in Bowling Green Township, Fayette County, Illinois the son of Vern Fielden and Ruby Pearl (maiden name Rentfrow) Rich. He was raised in Bowling Green Township, attending Valley School and Cowden High School where he graduated with the Class of 1954. Stanley also attended Eastern Illinois State College from 1954 to 1956 with a minor in chemistry. He served in the United States Air Force from May 13, 1958 to June 14, 1962 and was in the Air Reserves from 1962 to 1964. Stanley first worked for Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville and later for General Electric in Decatur and Mallory Timers in Pana. Stanley was a member of Herrick American Legion, Post #839 for over 38 years, a fifty-year member of Cloverleaf Lodge #990, and a member of First Christian Church in Herrick. He enjoyed playing guitar and bluegrass music. Stanley Rich is survived by his Nephews: Lonnie (Cindy) Rich of Herrick; J. D. (Mary) Niehls of Brownstown; Mark (Beverly) Niehls of Douglassville, Pennsylvania; and Kevin (Jane) Niehls of Barto, Pennsylvania; Nieces: Pamela Waarala Wenger of Bloomington and Angela “Angie” (Aaron) Waarala Dugger of Urbana: 9 Great-Nephews and 10 Great-Nieces. He is preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Glen Lionel Rich and John Wesley Rich, who died in infancy; and Sisters: Wanda Lee Waarala and Doris Jean Niehls.
Stanley Rich, 85 of Cowden, Illinois died Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 3:48 AM at his nephew’s residence in rural Herrick. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM. Masonic Rites will be at 10:30 AM. Funeral services will be 11:00... View Obituary & Service Information
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