Stanley E. Wilber,77, of Watson, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery in Watson, with military rites. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Salt Creek Church, P.O. Box 224, Watson, IL 62473.
Stanley was born on June 3, 1940, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Harold and Ruth (Boyd) Wilber. He was united in marriage to Myra Percival on June 24, 1995.
Stanley joined the Marine Corps early during the Viet Nam conflict. Afterwards, he pursued a career of a millwright for over thirty years. One of his great passions, akin to being an avid outdoorsman, was being a HAM radio operator. Ordained as a minister in the Christian Church, Stanley was instrumental in the founding of Coulter’s Mill Bible Fellowship, a statewide jail/prison ministry. He attended Salt Creek Church in rural Watson and filled in as an evangelist at several area churches.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Myra Wilber of Watson; brother, Don Wilber of Bloomington; 4 nephews; and 4 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.