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Stanley W. Mavis

Stanley W. Mavis, 93, Milan, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.

He was born Aug. 27, 1919, in Ridgefield to Samuel and Belva (Welcome) Mavis.

On Oct. 4, 1947, he married Frances “Helen” Mavis in Woodstock. The Rev. Roger Kaufman officiated.

He was a World War II veteran who served as a medical technician in the 818th Air Evacuation – a division of the 8th Air Force. He retired from Reliance Tool and Die-Casting in Elgin in January 1994 after 40 years as a tool and die maker. He played on the Simplex baseball team in Algonquin.  He and his wife were members of Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock, for more than 50 years. 

He was an avid golfer and an honorary lifetime member of the Woodstock Country Club.

Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Nancy Miller, Montgomery, and Carol (Ed) Mueller, Milan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Kenneth Marvis; and a son-in-law, William Miller.

Visitation and the funeral were Aug. 9 at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.

Burial was at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors.

Memorials can be sent to the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities online at

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