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Richard James Stauter
July 24, 1947 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Richard James (Jim) Stauter, 76 of Walnut, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2023 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.
Jim was born July 24, 1947 to Henry and Dorothy Stauter. His parents predeceased him, as well as a sister, Elizabeth Andersen. He married Carol (Anderson) in January 1970. They were married 44 years with Carol preceding him in death in January 2005. Jim is survived by his loving family, son Michael (Christine) Stauter and daughter Stacy Wynn (Ken Zimny), and three grandchildren, Caroline Wynn, Andrew and Aiden Stauter. He is also survived by one brother, John (Carol) Stauter, sisters-in-law Nancy (Gary) Sarver and Peggy Parmley, and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Walnut, graduating from Walnut High School in 1966. He played football and softball for many years. He also served as a volunteer fireman. Jim was a long-time employee of Avanti Foods, retiring in 2012. He loved to ride motorcycles, mow the lawn, and watch old Westerns. Jim recently liked road trips with the guys to get cars for Sterling Chevrolet. Jim most enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed many family camping trips over the years. He was always there to cheer on his grandchildren at their events and loved spending time visiting with them. Friends and family have many fond memories of time spent with Jim.
In accordance with Jim’s wishes, a short funeral service will be held at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11:00AM. Burial will take place at Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carle Hospice, Walnut United Methodist Church or Walnut Fire Department.