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Stanley E. Artman

Stanley E. Artman, 62 of Missoula, MT and formerly of Streator passed away Saturday evening (September 5th) at his home in Montana.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10 – 11AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Don Gaddis, TJ Gaddis, Jake Gaddis, Kevin Artman, Bill Schubert and Bernie Minkler.
Stanley was born on March 20, 1953 in Streator to Stanley and Norma (Hornsby) Artman.  He married Jean Hatfield Artman, she survives in Montana.
Surviving is his mother Norma Gaddis of Streator, sister, Dayle Minkler of Streator and brother Donald Gaddis of Spring Valley, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive
Stanley is preceded in death by his father and step-father Donald Gaddis, sister, Sally Lorey, paternal grandparents, Everett and Viola Artman, maternal grandparents, Tom and Irene Hornsby.
Stanley graduated from Streator High School in 1971 and attended ISU and served in the US Marine Corp.
Stanley lived in Montana for over 30 yrs, worked various job, loved the mountains, hiking, Pittsburg Steelers and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan.  He was an avid chess player and enjoyed his weekly game with friends.

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Stan and I were in grade school together.  In a simpler time, it was an adventure to ride my bike clear out to Saratoga Lane to visit him.  But the real fun began when you got to his house.  He had a good imagination and always came up with some kind of activity, cowboys and Indians, army, or sometimes we would play Alamo at an abandoned house in the neighborhood.  We grew apart when the 60's happened.  But I'm sure that playful side was evident all through his life and that it made him to be a joy to be around.  My sympathies to all the Artmans from Saratoga Lane and to Stan's wife Jean.  I'm sure he will be missed and the world seems a bit dimmer just hearing of his passing.

Terry Munn Sep 12 2015 12:00 AM