James R. Stanfield

April 15, 1917 - June 11, 2006

James R. Stanfield, 89, of Waukesha, died peacefully June 11, 2006 at Linden Grove Health Care Center in Waukesha.

He was born in Waco, Texas, on April 15, 1917, to Lucian and Ruth (nee Trabue) Stanfield. In 1935, he graduated from Waukesha High School and then went on to attend Carroll College, for which he remained a dedicated supporter and was a member of the Alumni Association.

He had worked in the Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. and New Orleans. He proudly served his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Guam. Following the war he was employed with the Veterans Administration as a vocational rehabilitation specialist. On June 5, 1948, he married the former Arlene Meidenbauer. He has been a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon, an Elder and a member of the finance committee. He was active with Meals On Wheels, where he was treasurer and delivered many meals. His volunteering activities included the Caring Place, Hebron House, RSVP, VIP, Red Cross and the Republican Party. During elections he worked at the polls. He was also a member of Daniel J. Martin American Legion Post No. 8.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Arlene, of Waukesha. He will be deeply missed by his children, the Rev. William Stanfield of Oak Creek, Charles (Christine) Stanfield of Brookfield, Susan Stanfield of Waukesha, Stephen (Jackie) Stanfield of Waukesha, Julie (Terrance) Pisarek of Eagle, Joel (Karen) Stanfield of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Beth Stanfield of Waukesha; dear grandfather of Christian Stanfield of Chicago, Caitlin Stanfield of Milwaukee, Cassandra, Dana and Emma Pisarek of Eagle, Paul and Carl Stanfield of Grand Rapids, Mich., Tyler and Bennett Stanfield of Waukesha and is further survived by his brother, Robert (Marion) Stanfield of Colorado Springs, Colo., and sisters, Lucia Stanfield of Green Bay and Marie (the late Robert) McCabe of Madison. Nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, other relatives and many friends also survive.

Friends may call Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. A memorial Mass will be planned at St. Mary Catholic Church for a later date.

Memorials are appreciated to Waukesha Training Center, 300 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, First Presbyterian Church, or The Linden Grove Foundation, 425 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com.

The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to the doctors, nurses and all of the staff at Linden Grove in Waukesha.