Stanley Edwin Fuchs, 66, of Brighton, formerly of Farmersville, died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Alton Memorial Hospital due to complications of COVID-19.
A private graveside service for family will be held Friday, Dec. 11, at Morrisonville Cemetery. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fuchs was born March 2, 1954, in Springfield, to Wayne and Darlene (Specht) Fuchs. He married Nancy Jo Shores on July 1, 1977, and she survives. He was blessed to adopt her daughter, and the couple went on to expand their family by adding three more children together.
He had a love for the freedom of the open road. He worked in trucking all his life, starting out hauling grain and retiring as an owner and operator of his own trucking company, KASTCO, in 2010 (an acronym of his four children’s initials).
Due to health issues, Mr. Fuchs spent his last years at Robings Manor in Brighton, where he held the resident elect position of Nursing Home President. A position that brought him joy to help resolve issues and give a voice to all.
His greatest joy in life was his family and gathering around the table. He was a great conversationalist that made just about anybody feel better after a few minutes of chatting, whether they knew him for ten minutes or ten years. His ever-inspiring love for the faith in Jesus, big smile, hearty laugh and joking nature made him a treasure to his family and friends. Holidays and celebrations were the highlight of his life, even to the end. Delicious food and meaningful time with loved ones were the moments he looked forward to and cherished the most.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Fuchs is survived by his children, Angelique Fuchs, Stephanie (Ryan) Hotarek, Katie (Benjamin) Prose and Troy (Whitney) Fuchs; nine grandchildren, Kalvin, Audrey, Wyatt, Johannah, Theadorah, Campbell, Everett, Steven and Maran; his mother, Darlene (Specht) Fuchs of Farmersville; siblings, David (Jean) Fuchs, Christa (Randy) Snyder, Kara (Dan) Hitchings and Phillip (Andrea) Fuchs; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.bramleyfh.com.