Steven D. Stanton

Steven D. Stanton

Steven D. Stanton, 59, of Benton, died after a courageous battle with lung cancer, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cuba City. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at

Steve was born on May 11, 1953 in Lancaster, WI, the son of Keith and Shirley (Bey) Stanton. Steve grew up on a farm by Cornelia. He worked at John Deere in Dubuque and Moline from 1972-2004, to enjoy retirement. Steve loved to work in the garden and do landscaping. He also enjoyed movies, music, and collecting memorabilia.

Steve is survived by three children; Stephanie Stanton and her two daughters, Chloe and Qynne of Dubuque; Amber Stanton of Austin, TX; Jason Stanton of Arvada, CO; his mother, Shirley Stanton of Platteville; sister, Connie (Randy) Stephens of Platteville; niece, Kandice Stephens of Platteville; great-nephew, Blake Stephens of Platteville; and special friend, Sue Meckley and her family, Chad (Davina) Meckley; Melanie (Dennis) Gerke; Michelle (Don) Griffith; Miranda (Jeret) Baker; Kevin (Doris) Meckley; and 16 of her grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith; and grandparents, Vera and Charles Schuh and Gen and Frank Stanton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Herman, Dr. Schope, the nurses, and staff at Finley ICU for your caring, kindness, and guidance.