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Alex R. Stambaugh

December 28th, 1987 – October 12th, 2015

Alex Stambaugh, age 27, of Davenport, IA, passed away at 9:02 am on Monday, October 12, 2015 at his parents home in Astoria, IL. He was born on December 28, 1987 in Springfield, IL the son of Bob and Jo Ann (Skillen) Stambaugh.

Survivors include his parents, Bob and Jo Ann Stambaugh of Astoria, brother, Adam (and Katie Bryant) Stambaugh of Macomb, IL and grandmother, Larella Stambaugh of Astoria.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Verle "Buck" Stambaugh and Cecelia and Joseph Skillen.

Alex graduated from Spoon River College and the Wind Airstream School in California. He was a fork lift operator at Nestle-Purina Company in Davenport, IA.

He was a St. Jude Child. He loved the Cubs and the Colts, especially Andrew Luck. He loved Harley Mae, his bulldog, and loved and adored his family and friends, both old and new.

Services will be held at 6 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Professor Joe Degitz will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 pm also on Friday, October 16. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children Research Hospital.

Condolences


October 13th, 2015

This is impossible. I am so sorry. You two helped him through a lot of tough life.

October 13th, 2015

There are no words to comfort loving parents who lose a child. Age doesn't matter, he fought hard at an early age to survive, strong and brave. All I can say is how truly, truly we are so very sorry about this tragedy. I hope somehow it helps to know that we care, as do SO many others, and you all will be in our prayers for a long time. May God comfort you with all good memories. John and Sandy Bybee

October 13th, 2015

You are in my thoughts and Prayers! So very sorry for your loss! Sympathies to you all Patty Wherley

October 13th, 2015

Prayers and Thoughts So sorry for your loss ! I hope God can ease your sorrow with loving memories you have in your heart. Mike Shawgo

October 13th, 2015

Sorry for your loss

October 13th, 2015

So very sorry for your loss.

October 13th, 2015

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you for strength and comfort. Alice Clanin

October 13th, 2015

So sorry for you loss Bob and Joann and family. You are in our prayers. Marv and Marilyn Biesenthal

October 13th, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I have some fond memories of Alex from when we used to work together! He always put a smile on my face and he will be missed! We had some pretty good laughs about music and movies. You all will be in my prayers.

October 13th, 2015

So very sorry, Sheby and I are thinking of your family!

October 13th, 2015

All around awsome guy always left you with a smile my sincerest apologies for your loss.

October 13th, 2015

Very sorry for the loss of Alex! My family will keep your family in our thoughts and.prayers.
Kelly Logan
1992 graduate of Astoria

October 13th, 2015

So sorry for your loss.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

October 13th, 2015

Thinking of you during this sad time .. May God's Love & Strength hold you tight ...Sympathy & Prayers
Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

October 13th, 2015

Bob and Jo Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Darryl Naff

October 13th, 2015

im sorry for your lost if there is anything i can do let me know you was there for my family when nikki passed away
ann friday and the ring family

October 13th, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. Bobette Massaglia

October 13th, 2015

Bob and Jo Ann, I am so sorry for your loss of Alex. He was a wonderful person and fought so hard. Our sincerest sympathies are with you all. JoEllen (Myers) and Randy Doyle and families

October 13th, 2015

So Very Sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers & Thoughts to you & all of your Family. Sue Palmer & Family

October 13th, 2015

Bob and Joann, So sorry for your loss. i loved talking with Alex, he was a very nice boy , He would see me and always stoped and talked o me and always had a beautiful smile, i loved him,Were so sorry Love you guys, Jim and Linda derry

October 13th, 2015

So sorry for the loss. Our prayers to all of the family.

October 13th, 2015

I can't believe this. I remember when you were pregnant with him. I was in the 3rd grade and you were my teacher. I can't express how sorry I am to hear this. No words will heal your pain. Trust in God that he is in no pain and not suffering. Remember the good times and the smiles. Sending love and prayers Jodie (Cable)Laumeier

October 13th, 2015

Bob, JoAnn, Our thoughts are with you. Sending our deepest sympathy. Love you, Randy and Vonnie

October 13th, 2015

Bob,JoAnn, Adam and family, Sending our deepest sympathy. Please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. May God carry you through this time of loss.
Ike and Linda Hackett
Norma Powell

October 13th, 2015

Bob, Joann, and Adam, We share your pain and sorrow in the loss of your son/brother. Kolby and Klay have wonderful memories of the great times they spent with your boys and you two. Kortlyn as well. She adored Alex. Alex was dealt with so many challenges throughout his young life. More than most of us are dealt with in a lifetime. Take comfort in knowing that he had the most loving, caring, supportive, parents and brother who stood beside and behind him through everything and anything that came his way. In good times and bad times. Although your hearts are broken, I am sure you all feel blessed for every minute you spent with your son and brother. And Alex felt just as blessed to have such a wonderful family. Our hearts are with you. Brad & Tina Batterton and family

October 13th, 2015

SORRY for your loss...Sharon Busby

October 13th, 2015

Praying that you all find peace through this challenge

October 13th, 2015

Bob, JoAnn, Adam, & friends,
Sending my condolences and prayers to you all. Alex was one of a kind. So very sorry.
Sarah (Albers) Smith

October 13th, 2015

Prayers to such a good family. Lean on each other through every step of the way!!! Hugs to you all!

October 14th, 2015

Deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family and friends. He will be missed. - Shelby Burget

October 14th, 2015

So very sorry for your loss! I ran around with him 10+ years ago & was always a joy to be around!! His laugh was contagious & was so fun to be around! Never a dull moment thats for sure! Heaven gained another angel on Monday. So terrible he is gone, but never our from our hearts!

October 14th, 2015

There are no words to help your pain. Just know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bryan and Randa Onion

October 14th, 2015

Jo, Bob, Adam, and Katie, my heart broke when I heard about Alex yesterday. I cannot stop crying. All the beautiful memories of when I learned of Jo's second pregnancy, his birth, when we all took him to U of I
came flooding back. I will not ask "why this happened?" because I would like to think that my faith, our faith in the wisdom and magnificence of God is much, much stronger and more encompassing than all the doubts of life combined. I will find peace in the knowledge that Alex was a special gift from the Heavens who made all the days he was with his family and friends as special as he was.! May God keep you all in the palm of His hand. Love and prayers, Maureen Marx

October 14th, 2015

Bob and JoAnn, our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Alex, you are in our thoughts and prayers....Pam & Tom Merrill

October 14th, 2015

Fully grown, but still your child, A flower in full bloom, plucked in his prime. Press the precious blossom in the book of your memories, and there he will remain in the garden of your love. Alex was a wonderful boy, our heartfelt condolences to you Bob, JoAnn, Adam and Katie. Todd & Sara Watson

October 14th, 2015

Bob and JoAnn,
Sincerest condolences. *hugs*

October 14th, 2015

Bob,Joann, and Adam hugs to your family during this difficult time. Alex was loved by so many from a child to an adult. Praying for your family during this difficult time. Norm and Kizzie Gorsuch

October 14th, 2015

Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time, hang on to all your good memories... Bob and Susie Bucher Familiy

October 14th, 2015

There are no right words to say. Please know we are thinking and praying for your family. Sam & Heather Beaird

October 14th, 2015

We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & sending prayers to all of you at this time. Deb & Bob Young

October 14th, 2015

My heart breaks for all of u...lean on eachother. .pull one another close..Bob,JoAnn, Adam & family--keeping u in prayers!

October 15th, 2015

So sorry Adam our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lisa and Tony Davini

October 15th, 2015

Alex was a bright star among us at Unity House, and a joy to be around. All of us offer up our prayers, thoughts and deepest condolences to your family. ~Unity House of Davenport~

October 15th, 2015

Thinking of you all, words can't express how sorry I am for all of the family of Alex. He was so young and gone way too soon. I may not have know him as well as others but will never forget that smile that was always on his face...Thinking of you.. Shannon Ireland

October 15th, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Eldon & Rebecca Schisler and family!

October 15th, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

October 15th, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.... from Katie's "Bacon" family in Brownsburg, IN

October 15th, 2015

Praying for all of you ... So very sorry. Matt & Anissa Frye

October 15th, 2015

Dear JoAnn,Bob,Adam,and Katie.The biggest nightmare is he loss of a child. But Alex is not lost-he will always be with you. God Bless this wonderful young man. May he rest in peace. Love, Deanna,Ponce and Chris

October 15th, 2015

May God comfort this family and circle of friends. Alex will forever be missed and never forgotten. Respectfully, The Foxx Family

October 15th, 2015

For the family and loved ones of Alex,
I am a friend of Alex's from Davenport, and sorry that I will not have an opportunity to meet you in Astoria. He was a man of depth and good character. He knew where he came from and where the dangers lay. The ethics he had developed were excellent, and his humility was out front. I never saw him laugh at someone less fortunate. He wanted you to be proud of him, and I think he accomplished his goal. We will miss him, but we thank you for the good son you provided to be our friend. Peace be with you, ~ esti young

October 16th, 2015

Alex was a great man and I was honored to have met him.I can't evevn beging to know how your feeling but maybe just to know that there are people that care will ease some of the pain you are in my prayers. Eric(Hippie)Hoffmann

October 16th, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Alex was a wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew him. -Jon & Staisha

October 21st, 2015

Thinking of and praying for you all. Stay strong in faith!

October 21st, 2015

Think in of you and yours during this hard. I hadn't seen Alex in many years but I do remember school with him before I moved in 3rd grade. This was very sad news when I found out. Prayers sent your way
Samantha Hammond

November 12th, 2015

Soo very sorry about your loss! Prayers for your family!
-Mary(Bruketta)Waller

January 26th, 2016

Jo Ann,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.Thinking of you often! Janis Valaskovic

February 8th, 2016

JoAnn, I believe I worked with you years ago at Hilda's Pantry in Lewistown. I am Cindy (Bainter) Kumer. We live in Peoria and I just today read about the loss of your precious son. I too feel your pain as I lost my beautiful daughter, Michelle, 5 years ago to cancer. Please know from one grieving Mother to another, my heart breaks for you. I want you to know I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Sincerely, Cindy Kumer