Melvin Gene Stunes


October 5, 1958 - June 21, 2015


Melvin Gene Stunes was born October 5, 1958 in Mitchell to Edward Stunes and Geraldine (Schlund) Brenner.  He went to a one room school house north of Mitchell and also attended school in Mitchell.  He lived and worked in the Mitchell area as a farm laborer. 

Mel “Skeet” Stunes was a great story teller.  He could have you rolling with laughter.  He loved his family with everything he had and boy - did he love his dogs – they were family to him also.  He did not have much, but he would give you the shirt off his back.  He loved family gatherings – his favorite was the Fourth of July.

Mel is survived by two sons:  Christopher Stunes, Sioux Falls and Christopher (Bobbi) Reinartz, Gregory; two daughters:  Brandy (LeRoy) Ainslie, Fedora and Amber (Brad) Drager, Sioux Falls; four brothers:  Tony (Shoan) Stunes, Storla, Roger (Leana) Stunes, Wayne (Peggy) Stunes and Delray (Cindy) Stunes all of Mitchell; his father, Edward, his mother, Geraldine; thirteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his step-mother, Judy Stunes and his brother, Jim Stunes.





None Scheduled


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Bryan & Brenda Moore on 06-30-2015
Skeet, Our Dearest Friend- Our Hearts will Always Love You & Always Cherish Your Friendship- XOXO
entry posted by Randy Wilhelms on 06-24-2015
My heart goes out to your family. I pray that you may know & experience the love & peace of God at this this time of sorrow.
entry posted by Brandy Ainslie on 06-23-2015
The last few days have been hard. We love and miss you lots. I hope you can see us trying as hard as we can. Love you.
entry posted by geraldine brenner on 06-22-2015
son, may you rest in peace.. LOVE YOU FROM MOM
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