Michael P Gustafson, 65 of Stanley, died suddenly on Sunday,
October 8th, 2017 from natural causes. We all lost a very special
person. Someone who always had an extra hand to help you with
and he had a heart of gold. He was born on November 10, 1951 in
Mobridge, S.D. to the late Paul and Edna (Goetz) Gustafson. His
family moved to the Stanley area when he was 5 and has lived
here since. Mike graduated from Stanley-Boyd High in 1970 and
married Jean Halida on September 25, 1971.
He will be missed by his wife, Jean of 46 years, his boys,
Christopher, Chet, Charles (Lori) and Chad (Andrea) all of Stanley,
his sister, Barbara (Larry) Ciokiewicz and brothers Doug (Corrine)
Gustafson both of Stanley and Dan (Barb) Gustafson of Bath
Springs, TN. Most of all he’ll be missed by his grandchildren, Haydn
and Adyson as they meant the world to him. Everyone knows this
by the stories he told. Also his step grandchildren, Kaden, Cole
He is further survived by his nieces and nephews, his great nieces
and nephews and he never forgot our step Boys, Davey, Dennis,
Charlie, Chad and Tim Nitz.
Mike worked for LaGrander’s cheese, Simon’s Feed Store, Alvin
Piper, the Corner Pub and currently at the Boondocks. He loved
tending bar-as many stories were told and he loved talking to
A memorial service will be held at 5PM on Saturday, October 14th
at Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Visitation will be from 2PM until
time of service Saturday.