Stanley Charles Skifstad
Stanley Charles Skifstad
Stanley Charles Skifstad, 95, of New Richmond, went home to be with his Lord September 3, 2018 at Our House Senior Living in New Richmond. A Memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at First Baptist Church (341 North Shore Drive) in New Richmond with Pastor Kevin Morris, officiating. A Time of Gathering will be one hour prior to the service. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. Stanley was born April 28, 1923, the youngest of six children to Albert and May (Dahl) Skifstad in New Richmond. Throughout his childhood, he, along with his siblings sang at local church gatherings and his musical abilities carried on into adulthood. As family members left the home to establish their own families, Stanley stayed behind to help his parents. After his father passed away in 1942, he and his Mom moved from place to place, renting the residences they resided in the New Richmond area. In 1947, they found the dairy farm they wanted located a couple miles north of Star Prairie. It is there he resided until 1977. His mother passed away in January,1966. He was united in marriage December 30, 1950 to Carmen L. Wenstad at the Star Prairie Covenant Church. To this union, four children were born. Stanley served the Lord at his church as a Sunday School teacher, church officer and musician. In 1977, Stanley and Carmen sold the farm and moved into New Richmond. He worked for a period of time on a farm between Hudson and River Falls and then at a foundry in New Richmond. The number one goal in Stanley's life was to glorify God in all he said and did. He was a prayer warrior, praying for his family, his church and many missionaries on a daily basis. He desired that his grand kids and their children grow in their Christian faith and to keep their eyes on Jesus. The family wishes to thank the Our House Assisted Living staff who have provided gracious care for the past three years and to Interim Healthcare' Hospice staff for care and service for the past eight months. Remaining to serve the Lord are his children, Glen (Terri) Skifstad, Grantsburg; Galen (Marianne) Skifstad, New Richmond; and Jeannice (Robert) Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; grandchildren, Leah (Zach) Lade, Grantsburg; Cari (Gabe) Van Natta, Rice Lake; Laura Skifstad Meyer (fiance, Brian St. Martin), Coon Rapids, MN; and Carissa Skifstad, Superior; Joel Dunlap, Louisville, KY; Eric Dunlap, Ames, IA; and Bethany Dunlap, Waterloo, IA; great grandchildren, Ellie and Eva Lade; and Morgan Meyer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him to glory are his wife, Carmen; an infant daughter, Susan; his parents; five siblings and their spouses, two nieces and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials received will be sent to World Gospel Mission.
The Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of New Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.