Christopher Stanger, 26Christopher Stanger, 26 years old, died on Monday, Dec. 26, near his childhood home, while snowmobiling with his brothers Eric and Adam Stanger and his cousin Michael Srp.
Christopher Stanger, 26 years old, died on Monday, Dec. 26, near his childhood home, while snowmobiling with his brothers Eric and Adam Stanger and his cousin Michael Srp.
Christopher was born June 23, 1985, to Mark Stanger of Ladysmith and Sheila (Harold) Slagoski (nee Duddles) of Ladysmith.
Christopher grew up helping on his parents' farm and his grandparents' Kathy and Wally Stanger farm. Chris also worked for Colonial Nursery and Toycen Motors before graduating high school. Chris was Little Master Mardi Gras in 1989. He loved to participate in pedal pulls with his grandpa Wally.
In 2003, Christopher graduated from Ladysmith High School. At age 18, Chris's stepdad encouraged Chris to use his talent as a leader and join him working through Veit & Company. Chris took on a job as a laborer with Veit, and by the time Chris was 20 years he was given a lead position as a supervisor. Chris had the ability to lead his job sites to get the work done. He was most proud of being asked to do the MN Gopher Stadium job for Veit. Chris worked on the Fast Rail in Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, border crossing from Canada into North Dakota, Rice Lake Wal-Mart, and various landfill jobs. It wasn't uncommon to hear stories about his work friends. Chris was a hard worker and took his job seriously. He occasionally got work with his younger brother Adam and his stepfather, Harold (both Veit employees also.)
From a very early age, it was obvious that Chris knew how to be social! He was Little Master Mardi Gras in 1989 and kept the crowd laughing. He was not fussy or formal but knew how to have fun. He moved to Somerset, Wis., and made many new friends. Anyone who knew Chris knew all about his ability to make everything fun, and he had the perfect neighborhood to do that. It was at that time that he got his realty license and worked Keller Williams in addition to his job at Veit & Co.
Chris enjoyed so many things with family and friends. He enjoyed riding his street bike, dirt bike, snowmobile, tubing Apple River, shooting guns, any outdoor activities, and the most infamous "Rallying" with his favorite - Red Bull and vodka!
Christopher is survived by his father, Mark Stanger; his mother/stepfather, Sheila and Harold Slagoski; his brother/sister-in-law Eric and Danalise Stanger; his sister, Jill Stanger, and her fiancé, MacKenzie Anderson; his brother Adam Stanger; his brother Jay Slagoski; nephew, Eli Schultz, and niece, Leigh-Anna Schultz (all from Ladysmith); his grandparents, Kathy and Wally Stanger (Ladysmith) and JoAnn and Gilbert Duddles (Winter Springs, Fla.)
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 30, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith with Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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