Stanley C. Walden, 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:33 PM June 1, 2017 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
Services will be 3 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 - 3 PM, Saturday at the
Memorials may be directed to MS Talk, Inc. or the Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation.
Stanley was born June 19, 1934 in Solomon, IL the son of Harry and Clara Ethel (Gibson) Walden. He married Dixie Rees October 14, 1954 in Clinton, Il.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Walden, Clinton, IL; children, Bruce (Liz) Walden, Urbana, IL; and Paula (Chuck) Nelson, Clinton, IL; 3 grandchildren: Jessica (Cory) Black, Riverside, IL; Jennifer (Matthew) Horn, Inverness, IL; and Tyler Walden, Champaign, IL; 3 great-grandchildren: Johnny Walker Horn; Thomas Walden Horn; and William Clifford Black; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Stanley worked for Illinois Central Gulf for 39 years and farmed in DeWitt County. He was the Center for the Clinton Maroons Basketball team and held several records. Stanley was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bad golf with his son and son-in-law as well as being a Cardinal fan and Illini
fan. Stanley enjoyed being outside and nature. His greatest joy was
watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their activities.