James Wieland Stopfer


December 24, 1929 - November 15, 2009




James Wieland Stopfer was born December 24, 1929, at Ethan, SD, to Henry and Mary (Wieland) Stopfer. He grew up and attended school at Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1949. He joined the US Army and served three years active duty. On May 29, 1952, he married Joan Radford in Mitchell. He served in the South Dakota National Guard for thirty-three years until his retirement. He was a member of Company A, First Battalion, 147th Field Artillery in Mitchell. He was employed at Randall Advertising and Flack Advertising. He served two terms with Mitchell City Council. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters: Kim Tysdal and special friend, Dave of Rapid City, and Tammy Lorang and husband, Kim of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one sister, Ilene Bishop of Red Oak, IA. He was preceded in death by two brothers, nine sisters and his parents.



Wednesday, November 18, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, November 19, 2009
2:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Wayne Allen on November 18, 2009
Joan,Kim , Tammy and family: You have my greatest sympathy. I really I enjoyed knowing Jime for the last 40 years. He was always fun to be around and his conversations were interesting. He will be missed by many.
Take care,
Wayne Allen,Decatur,Il.
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