THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rev. Joseph Stanley
Issue Date: July 22, 2020
Rev. Joseph Stanley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
Growing up during the depression in New Jersey, he joined the United States Army at age 18 and left after two years when World War II ended. He was living at the YMCA when he met his wife, Myrna, and often spoke about how much the Y affected his life. He earned a BA at Tusculum and went to the seminary at McCormick in Chicago.
He became a Presbyterian minister, serving Churches in Michigan, New York, Indiana and at Pioneer Presbyterian in Marinette. He also served as a Christian Activities Director for the United States Military in Seoul, Korea.
He loved sports, stayed active into his later years, was an avid Packers fan and rarely missed a game. He wrote poetry, was a good artist, an accomplished whistler and considered himself the luckiest guy alive to have married his wife, Myrna.
He is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.
Along with his wife, Myrna, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Katha.
His and his wife's ashes were laid to rest in a private ceremony at a family plot in Fairbank, Ia.