Dennis Gene Stivers

March 8, 1956 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Dennis Stivers Obituary

Dennis Gene Stivers was born 8 March 1956 to Bobbie G and Mary E. Stivers in Olney, IL.

Dennis passed away Tuesday 19 Sept 2023 at Carle Hospital surrounded by family.  He graduated from Urbana High School in 1974.  He worked at Solo Cup in Urbana from 1978 until his passing.  He married Cherilyn Stanton in 1978.  They divorced in 2012.  They had three daughters; Tracy (Chris) Hall of Livingston, TX, Cindy (Aaron) Stanton of Rantoul, and Amber (Seth) Stivers-Anders of Paxton.  Dennis married his long time partner Rachel Ann Monroig on 10 Sept 2023.

Surviving him are Rachel, her children, Trevor Bradley of Urbana, Felicia (Matthew) Haizlip of Rantoul, Felicia’s two children, his three daughters, five grandsons, six great-grandchildren with one more on the way, sisters, Bobbette (Larry) Stotts of Bement, Mary Beth (Levi) Bishop of Newton, Debbie (Todd) Styan of Pesotum, brothers Anthony (Sally) Stivers of Des Plains Charlie (Mary Ann) Brown of Moweaqua, and Ken Brown of Champaign and his step-mother Doris Stivers of Pesotum.

Preceding him in death were his mother, father, grandparents, several aunts and uncles and friends.  He loved fishing with his daughters and his dad, who was his favorite fishing partner.  Fishing was never the same for him after the passing of his dad.  Dennis always said, “A bad day of fishing is always better that a good day of working.”

He was looking forward to fishing again with his best fishing buddy in Heaven.  “Grab those fishing poles Dad, here I come.”  That is what we believe he is saying right about now.  Dennis/Dad, enjoy fishing and reuniting with family and friends.  The best is yet to come.  We will all miss you.

A private graveside service will be held.  Freese Funeral Home at 407 N. Bourne, Tolono is handling arrangements.

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