John Donald Stimpert, 86, of Gridley, formerly of El Paso, passed away at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Bloomington Nursing and Rehab.
He was born March 13, 1934 in El Paso, IL to Joseph and Clara (Welte) Stimpert. Surviving are his three sons, Jeff Stimpert of Normal, IL, Larry (Lesley) Stimpert of Hampden-Sydney, VA, Craig (Lisa) Stimpert of Normal, IL; his special friend and caregiver Vada Kellerhals of Gridley, IL; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
John was a farmer in the El Paso area. He taught himself how to shear sheep and traveled all over Illinois using his skill. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Cremation will be accorded. Ruestman-Harris funeral home in El Paso is assisting the family with final arrangements. Burial of his cremains will be held at graveside 3 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 at El Paso Township Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. Pastor Jon Bricker will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
3:00 PM (CST)
El Paso, IL
to the family or
plant a tree
in memory of John Donald Stimpert, please
visit our floral store.