Michael Shawn Stilwell

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February 28, 1961 - April 17, 2019
Born in San Diego, CA
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Michael Shawn Stilwell of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 58 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He is survived by his daughters, Tanya (Scott) Caldwell and Crystal (Richard) Bortner; his sister Sherry (Gene) Arnold  and half- sister Debbie White; his grandsons, Nickolas and Ryan Bortner; his niece and nephew, Rebecca (Travis) Barrett and Anthony Maciewski; his great-nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Jack; and his best friend he called "brother," Mark (Paula) Kohensky.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Stilwell Jr.; his parents, Homer and Vernetta Stilwell; and his brother, Roy Stilwell.

Mike was very patriotic and immensely proud of his career serving his country in the United State Navy as a submariner. Mike was a big sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball, football and NASCAR. He was always proud to cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Denver Broncos.  In his younger years he was an avid bowler and bowled in several leagues continuing this activity socially for many years.  Mike was a man who lived for his grandchildren and his family, going out mudding with his son-in-law was one of his favorite things to do. His friendly, outgoing personality made it so that he never met a stranger, getting to see new places and meet new people was one of his greatest joys. He will be dearly missed.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Country Club Place Management & Maintenance Staff April 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    The entire staff here at Country Club Place Apartments is truly saddened by the loss of this amazing man. Prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  2. Esteban Clark April 18, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace.

  3. Dee April 19, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I offer my condolences to you and your family. May all of your cherished memories bring you joy and comfort. God also will comfort you by his Word the Bible. ( 2Corinthians 1:3,4, Revelation 21:4) You and your family are in my prayers.

  4. Rich Bortner and Pat Lockwood April 19, 2019 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    candle 3Our sympathy to Mike’s family and friends and prayers for all in your grief. Our prayers will also be offered for the repose of Mike’s soul and his eternal rest in Heaven.

  5. Robert Shrum April 20, 2019 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Gonna miss ya Mike.

  6. Melissa Licklider April 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sorry for your loss.. He will be missed.

  7. Raymond Fritz April 23, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    candle 3Dear family and friends of Michael Shawn Stilwell,

    On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans – USSVI, please accept our sincere sympathy at Shawn’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart.

    We are forever grateful for Mike’s service to our country in the United States Submarine service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch.”

    “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16.

    Stilwell, Shawn M., US Navy, now on Eternal Patrol — Fair Winds and Following Seas to our departed shipmate. Shawn’s record is posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.

    Rev. Ray Fritz, EM1(SS) – Acting National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI and Assistant Chaplain Carolina Piedmont Base, USSVI. Leave a message at (803-619-1121).

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