Obituary: Stanley Tinsley


September 16, 1934 – April 11, 2022

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Stanley Tinsley, age 87, of St. John, IN, passed away peacefully Monday, April 11, 2022. Loving husband of Sandra J. Tinsley, nee Moore. Devoted father of Stanley (Lorrie) Tinsley and James (Cathy) Tinsley. Proud grandfather of Kayla (Derek) Wolf, Stan Logan, Olivia, Jack, Eric, and Tommy. Dearest brother of the late Pete (Olga) Tinsley, and the late Helen “Dolly” (late Joe) Busich. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Stanley was born on the south side of Chicago to Raymond and Anna Tinsley on September 16, 1934. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a food chemist for 37 years, a coach, a scout leader, and a mentor to many others. He will be dearly missed.

Visitation Monday, April 18, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Lying in state Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Directly at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church 500 Northgate Drrive, Dyer, IN, with Rev. Charles Niblick officiating. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery – Calumet City, IL.

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