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Obituary for Edward J. Stuart
EDWARD J. STUART, 89, of Morrison, IL, died Friday December 11, 2015 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL. Ed was born February 14, 1926, in Morrison, to Henry J. and Cornelia (Rose) Stuart. He was educated in the Morrison grade schools and was a 1944 graduate of Morrison High School. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII, on the L.S.T. #1. On July 9, 1945, he married Harriett L. Fadden in Morrison. She died November 27, 2009. In his early years Ed was employed as a meat cutter for the former Royal Blue Grocery Store in Morrison. Then for a short period he worked as a salesman for Eddie Schuler Chrysler Dodge in Morrison. Next he worked for Mills Motors in Morrison for close to 22 years. Finally he was employed by the City of Morrison, retiring in 1992. Ed was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, Morrison American Legion Post #328, Morrison VFW Post #8281 and the Morrison Dunlap Masonic A.M .& F.M. Lodge #321. At various times he served as both the 1st and 4th Ward Alderman on the Morrison City Council.Ed and Harriett enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing tennis and traveling. Survivors include three daughters, Janice (Steve) Brunelle of New Hampshire, Carol (Dave) Attig of Illinois, and JoEllyn (Barry) Lovett of Hawaii; one son, Jerry (Barbara) Stuart of Texas; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter, one brother, John Stuart and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stuart and Audrey Fadden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett; one brother, Gerald Stuart; two sisters-in-law, Janice Stuart and Vella Fadden.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2:00 P.M. Thurs. December 17, 2015 at the Morrison United Methodist Church - Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Ryan Sutton " Pastor of Morrison United Methodist Church THERE WILL NO VISITATION - CREMATION RITES HAVE BEEN ACCORDEDPRIVATE FAMILY INTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL