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

Posted by Bryan & Brenda Moore on June 30, 2015
Skeet, Our Dearest Friend- Our Hearts will Always Love You & Always Cherish Your Friendship- XOXO
Posted by Randy Wilhelms on June 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.
Posted by Brandy Ainslie on June 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.
Posted by geraldine brenner on June 22, 2015
son, may you rest in peace.. LOVE YOU FROM MOM
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