R. Stanley Maxfield, 90, of Morrison, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, at the Morrison United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dan Schenck officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation was held Sunday, March 1 at the church. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop No. 96, Morrison and Morrison United Methodist Church. The Morrison Chapel of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1921, in Prophetstown, the son of Rollin H. and Mabel Ruth (Wysong) Maxfield. He was educated in Prophetstown grade school and graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1939. He married Phyllis A. Hillmer on April 10, 1943 in Americus, Ga. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated Sand and Maxfield, a plumbing and heating company in Morrison.
He then went to work for General Electric in Morrison in 1951 and retired from G.E. in 1989. He was member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, where he made crosses for Confirmation classes with nails from the original Morrison United Methodist Church. He wa a member of the Boy Scouts and served as the institutional representative and was on the Boy Scout Council. He was a member of the Whiteside County Forum and also of The United Way, serving as treasurer for many years. He belonged to Morrison American Legion Post No. 328, the Morrison Historical Society, the Henry County Genealogical Society and the Belgian Cultural Center, Moline. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, woodworking and refinishing furniture. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Marcia (William) Morris of Moline, Nancy Carlson of Geneseo and Janet (Thomas) Beveroth of Morrison; five sons, Barry (Dorothy) Maxfield of Merrill, Wis., Brian (Roberta) Maxfield of DeKalb, Paul Maxfield of Morrison, Vaughn (Martina) Maxfield of Morrison and Phillip (Anita) Maxfield of Leesburg, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Maxfield and a brother, Perry Maxfield.