November 4, 1942 - November 1, 2021
Stanley Duane Dilley, age 78, of rural Blue River, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on November 4, 1942, at home in Crawford County, the son of William and Ethel (Copus) Dilley. He graduated from Boscobel High School in 1961. Stanley met Rita, the love of his life, while raking hay. He married Rita Kay Goplin on September 11, 1965, at the Blue River United Methodist Church. Stanley worked at the University of Wisconsin Arlington Farm, Morrisville Feed Mill, and in 1969 moved to Boaz area, purchasing with his father-in-law Jesse, the Boaz Feed Mill. Stanley operated the Boaz Feed Mill for 25 years before retiring and then worked at Cardinal Glass for 10 years, while he continued farming. He enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, fishing, turkey hunting, and horseshoes. Most of all spending time with his kids and grandkids. Survivors include his wife Rita of Blue River; 3 children, Amy Louis (Troy Wardell) of Blue River, Kris (Doug) Kratochwill of Richland Center, Shane (Cherith) Dilley of Blue River; 11 grandchildren, Dillon (Michelle) Louis, Travis (Julie) Louis, Shaylyn Louis (special friend Cauy Isaacson), Samuel and Wryn Kratochwill, Chase, Kadin, Justice, Ty, and Violet Dilley, Destiny DeFabbio; 4 great grandchildren Everett, Ellie, Tensley, and Isabella; a sister, Miona Young of Boscobel; 2 brothers, George Dilley of Boscobel, John (Leila) Dilley of Pardeeville; a sister-in-law, Pat Dilley of Janesville; 2 brothers-in-law, Wayne (Luanne) Goplin of Gays Mills, Ron (Debra) Goplin of Cross Plains; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Meredith (George) Hembree, Willa (Raymond) Monroe; 4 brothers, Manual, Frank, Ben and Clarence Dilley. A celebration of Stanley’s life will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 6:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Richards officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 2:00 PM until the time of services at Clary Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Blue River Fire & Rescue Squad. .
Stanley Duane Dilley, age 78, of rural Blue River, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on November 4, 1942, at home in Crawford County, the son of William and Ethel (Copus) Dilley.... View Obituary & Service Information
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