Brian David Stamm, 53, of Cashton, Wis., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 20, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., following a valiant seven-year battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 3, 1964, in Allentown, Pa., a son of Norene (Hodes) Stamm, of Riverside, Pa., and the late Rev. Charles F.S. Stamm.
Brian was a 1982 graduate of Danville High School. During his high school years, he was a member of the Danville wrestling team when it won the state championship. Brian was a state runner-up at 145 lbs. and state champion during his senior year at 155 lbs. In 1981, Brian and his brother, Brett, were members of the Athletes in Action wrestling team that toured Central and South America.
Brian married Lori Mills in 1988 in Illinois, where they resided for several years following their graduation from Wheaton College. During his time at Wheaton, he became an NCAA Division III All-American at 167 lbs. In 2010, he was inducted into the District IV Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Brian and his wife eventually moved to the Cashton, Wis. area where they began and operated the business, "Old Wisconsin Hearth." which included the installation and servicing of chimneys and stoves. Brian and Lori also operated a bed and breakfast from their home address.
He was a devoted husband and father of seven children in whom he was very proud.
Brian consistently served his family and made them a priority in his life. He was actively and passionately involved in Christian groups and church activities. Brian maintained lifelong friendships with Doug Wesner of Catawissa, Pa., and Mike Temple, of Danville, Pa. They all worshipped together at the First Baptist Church, Danville, under the spiritual leadership of the Rev. Calvin R. Beveridge.
In addition to his mother and beloved wife, Lori, he is survived by five sons, Tyler, Luke, Enoch, Noah and Kai; and two daughters, Bethany and Hannah; one brother and sister-in-law, Brett Charles and Karen Weidman Stamm, of New Columbia, Pa.; one sister, Becki; his aunt, Mary Lou Hodes, of Whitehall, Pa., and his uncle, Dale L. Hodes. I
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his uncle, Reuel L. Hodes.
Brian chose to donate his body to research in order to benefit others. A memorial service will be announced.
1 Timothy 4:7-8 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved His appearing."
Published on December 26, 2017