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JOHNSTON CITY — Edwin William Stanislawski of Waukegan, born in Copenhagen, New York, on April 14, 1934, passed away on April 7, 2018, at age 83 surrounded by loved ones.

Edwin served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Johnson; before moving to Illinois in 1954. He met the love of his life, Phyllis Owens, of Johnston City, on a blind date. They celebrated 51 years of marriage in 2006, before she passed away. Eddie and his wife settled in Waukegan in 1958, where they raised three daughters.

He attended church at the Church of God of Prophecy in Waukegan, and later at The Church of God in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

After driving a semi-truck for Keller Trucking in Park City, Illinois for 25 years, he retired in 1993.

He was a family man, who loved having everyone over for holidays. He was his happiest with a house full of people, laughing and enjoying life. He enjoyed playing all types of board games, traveling with family, and Chicago adventures. His all-time favorite activity was collecting “treasures” he’d find at estate sales.

Survivors include his three daughters, Janet Scott, Cindi (Joe) Stanonik, and Reba Reeves. He leaves grandchildren Jaime, Matthew (Jessica), Amanda (JT), Justin (Julaine), Brandon, Nicholas and Katie; his great-grandchildren, Cameron, Lililynn, Kaelyn, Leighton, Isabelle, Chase and Serenity. Also surviving are two dear sisters, Wanda (Rev Donald Brown) of Johnston City, and Sandra Wren of Equality.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his parents, Felix and Irene; sisters, Janet, Dolores and Joie; and great-granddaughter, Kyla; and many beloved in-laws.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, with Pastor Don Brown officiating and graveside military rites conducted by the Marion VFW, American Legion and Navy Burial Honors Team.

Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City is in charge of arrangements.

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