Millard "Art" Stunes


December 3, 1922 - July 3, 2021


Millard “Art” Stunes, 98, of Mitchell, SD, died July 3, 2021 at Avantara Salem Nursing Home in Salem, SD. A Celebration of Life will be from 1-3:00 PM Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in conjunction with his son Randall’s Celebration of Life. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

On July 3, 2021 another of the greatest generation passed away at the age of 98. Millard “Art” Stunes was born in Davison County, SD on December 3, 1922 to Alina and Charles Stunes. He attended rural schools through eighth grade while working on his father’s farm.

Art served in the US Navy during WWII earning three campaign ribbons. Upon release from the Navy he met and married Florentine Erpenbach of Epiphany, SD on May 15, 1946. Together they had six sons.

Art is survived by his sons, Donald of Huntley, MT, David of Hot Springs, SD, and Gary of Huron, SD, and sister Lucille Giesler of Mitchell, SD.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three sons, and all his siblings but one.


Saturday, July 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


None Scheduled


Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Mt. Vernon, SD

Posted by Kelly Stunes on July 17, 2021
A sad day in Kelly land I will always remember all t

A sad day in Kelly land You will he missed Grandpa rest in piece
Posted by Joan Serviss on July 14, 2021
I will miss him. He was always “Dad Stunes” to me. ❤️
Posted by Barb Dulaney on July 14, 2021
He will be missed around here at the apartment complex. He always had a story to tell. God bless you all take care
Posted by Lori layman on July 13, 2021
Art will be missed he had a lot of funny stories to tell may god be with his family
Posted by Pat ( King) Thorson on July 13, 2021
So many good memories of Art and going to horse shows. My sympathy to the family. He will be missed.
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