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Robert Stanley Sr.

Robert P. “Red Dog” Stanley Sr., 81 of Marine, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

He was born July 23, 1937 in Marine, the son of the late James R. and Martha R. (nee Long) Stanley.

Red had lived in Marine most of his life. He retired in 2000 from Madison County Service Company after 12 years of service.  He previously worked for Bowler Trucking Service and Illinois State Highway Department. He was a member of  the Marine Volunteer Fire Department.

On May 4, 1957, he married Agnes C. Hencke  at Marine. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Robin A. (James “Butch”) Quade of Edwardsville, Roslyn “Rosie” D. Jennings (friend Mike Landmann) of Pocahontas and Rena O. Hoffstot of Millersburg, Illinois; four sons: Robert P. (Kathy) Stanley Jr., Raymond J. (Janet) Stanley and Roger M. Stanley, all of Marine, and Russell T. Stanley of Highland; three sisters, Rosemarie Sabatini of St. Louis, Missouri, Anita (Carl) Hoenig of Troy and Iona Diesen of Highland; a brother, Junior “Bud” (Lydia) Stanley of Torrence, California; a sister-in-law, Paula Stanley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by  his father, James R. Stanley of Marine; his mother, Martha R. Stanley (nee Long); an infant daughter, Rhonda Stanley; a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta (Raymond) Mead; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Wanda) Stanley; two more brothers, Ronnie Stanley and Rodney Stanley; a son-in-law, William L. Hoffstot; a daughter-in-law, Sandy R. Stanley; and two brothers-in-law Joseph Sabatini and Donald Diesen.

Graveside funeral services and interment were held on Friday, June 14 at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine with Father Paul Habing  officiating.   

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland was in charge of arrangements.

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