Dennis James “Denny” Stewart, 67, of Nokomis, IL, passed away Saturday, October 22, at 10:25 A.M. at his home with his family by his side.
He was born on June 19, 1955 in Pana, IL, a son of the late James and Lois (Chambers) Stewart.
Denny married Pamela Lynn Hill on December 17, 1976 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL. She survives.
He graduated from the Nokomis High School with the class of 1973. He then went to Lincoln Land Community College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology. After graduation he was a mechanic at Heck’s Ford Sales in Nokomis, IL before taking over the family farm.
He was a lifelong farmer in the Nokomis area and took pride in working every day, and when he wasn’t able to be in the fields, he always checked in to make sure he didn’t miss anything. He enjoyed going to the coffee shop in the mornings and sharing stories.
He was on the MJM board and served on the committees of the Catholic and Nokomis School boards. He served as President for the Nokomis school board for several years.
Along with his wife, Pam, he is survived by his children, daughter, Shannon Patrick of Chatham, IL and son, Travis (Amanda) Stewart of Nokomis, IL; grandchildren Addison, Emerson, Grayson, and Will Patrick, Jayden Morrison, Mason and Colby Stewart; twin brother, David (Janet) Stewart of Nokomis and Sister Catherine & and Ann Moroff of Springfield, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Guy Moroff.
Funeral liturgy, will be held Friday, October, 28, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL, Fr. Michael Meinhart will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis, IL. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Montgomery County Cancer Association.