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.