Sullivan Stanaland

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Sullivan “Sully” Anthony Stanaland, 17 months, of Freeburg, IL, born November 19, 2020, in Shiloh, IL, died Friday, April 29, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Sully loved the park, cars, and “wild roots” adventures. He enjoyed time spent with his cousins, who were his best friends. Sully was wild, adventurous, fearless, and showed strength and resilience through his hardships. Anyone and everyone was his friend and he loved to say hello to all who came into his presence.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Kathy Helms; and his great-grandparents, Marcie and Paul Hagene and Doris and George Prescott.

Surviving are his parents, Skyler and Erin, nee Duffy, Stanaland; his grandparents, Trish and Al Duffy, and Fred Helms; great-grandparents, Dale and Jane Helms; three aunts, Heather (Brandon) Ringler, Sarah (Randy) Williams, and Shannon (Joe) Brickey; six cousins, Addison and Lucas Brickey, Ethan Fleming, Korinna and Leonard Williams, and Jersey Trepka; his fur siblings; many other great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins; and Erin and Skyler’s amazing group of friends and support system.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Grady, Andrea Drussa, Dr. Kellow and Dr. Wade’s entire group, and Children’s Hospital PICU team, for all that they did to help Sully. The family would also like to thank the farming families and the surrounding communities who have rallied around us every step of the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital or the PICU Unit at Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Please fill the room with laughter and joy to help us celebrate our boy.  The family requests that you wear bright, fun colors to the celebration of life.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

 Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Roy Plote officiating.


12 Comments on Sullivan Stanaland

Ron and Chris Bersett said : Guest Report May 12, 2022 at 10:17 AM

This is heartbreaking news , our prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Susan Luecking Rogers said : Guest Report May 07, 2022 at 6:12 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious little boy. If a picture paints a thousand words then I’m sure this picture of him truly captures his personality.

  • Woodlawn
  • IL
Michael & Vickie Hargrove said : Guest Report May 07, 2022 at 10:02 AM

Our deepest sympathy at this loss of your precious little boy. Please know that our hearts and prayers go out to you today and the days to come. Friends of your Aunt Joanne Rosario. ♥️🌹♥️

  • Black Jack
  • Missouri said : Guest Report May 05, 2022 at 8:49 PM

Skyler, Erin, Fred, Jane and Dale, Our sincere sympathy for a loss I cannot even imagine. Dale and I will keep you all in prayers.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
David & Katie Mitchell said : Guest Report May 05, 2022 at 8:31 AM

So very sorry for you loss and pray everyone is able to somehow cope.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Bob & Char Davis said : Guest Report May 04, 2022 at 7:38 PM

Skyker & Erin, our deepest sympathies and our prayers are with you and the entire family.

  • Ontario
  • NY
Marla Vollmer said : Guest Report May 04, 2022 at 5:29 PM

I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you are feeling, but please know so many of us are praying for God's peace and comfort for you all. God bless and keep your precious baby.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Anna Marie Crowe said : Guest Report May 03, 2022 at 7:38 AM

So sorry for your loss,of your beautiful son. we will be praying for you all, .

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Danny Ray Stanaland said : Guest Report May 02, 2022 at 10:12 PM

I am so Sorry Skylar & Erin for the loss you Sullivan Anthony Praying you Both God bless you . Uncle Danny Ray & Christa Stanaland.

  • Norman Park
  • GA
Audrey Hill said : Guest Report May 02, 2022 at 9:39 PM

Oh Erin, my heart is broken for you. I have excitedly watched your growth as one of my student teachers to being a wife and then a mother. I have prayed for you when Sully first experienced hardships and I have cheered him from the sidelines as he continued to gain strength and thrive. I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling right now but I want you to know that I have absolutely adored seeing pics and updates of your beautiful boy. May he rest peacefully in heaven amongst the angels. Love you girl ❤️❤️❤️

  • Centralia
  • Illinois
Rebecca R Anderson said : Guest Report May 02, 2022 at 8:31 PM

I am praying for your family during this difficult time. I am so grateful that I got to help take care of Sully at the office (ACP). May he fly high with the angel's. ❤️

  • Summerfield
  • St. Clair
Kevin Andres said : Guest Report May 02, 2022 at 5:18 PM

Very sorry for your families loss.

  • New Athens
  • IL

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