Earl N. Stilwell, 93, of Freetown passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.
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Mr. Stilwell was a World War II Army veteran. He had worked at Cummins Inc. most of his life. He was a member of Freetown Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing the banjo and singing in gospel quartets. He had been a member of the Gospelaires and the Messenger Quartets.
Born April 5, 1920, in Freetown, he was a son of Clarence "Fred" Stilwell and Deedie (Eller) Stilwell. On Feb. 1, 1941, he married Dorothy Carmichael; and she survives.
Other survivors include his children, Pam (Ken) Rider and Rick (Peggy) Stilwell; a brother, Fred Stilwell; six sisters, JoAnn Kreinhagen, Wanda Simmen, Edna Hill, Julie Hall, Connie McIntosh and Fern Stark; four grandchildren, Joe Stilwell, Angel Stilwell Franks, Stephanie Krieger and Matt Stilwell; and seven great-grandchildren, Kade Kreiger, Seth Kreiger, Addy Kreiger, Raven Stilwell, Tristan Franks, Trace Franks and Sydney Franks.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry, an infant, and Jerry Stilwell.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Freetown Church of Christ.
Larry Tedrow will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial with military rites will be conducted at Freetown Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to
or to Premier Hospice.
Online condolences: www.w-wfuneralhome.biz
Published in Tribune from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, 2013