Harry Anton Stastny, age 88, of Mandan, died October 22, 2015, at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in Mandan. Burial will be Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, October 26, 2015, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home in Mandan.
Harry Anton Stastny was born July 31, 1927, to Anton and Rose (Kilian) Stastny in Bismarck, ND. Harry assisted with the family farm and continued to help out after his father’s death. On February 4, 1961, Harry married the love of his life, Linda Dietrich, at First Lutheran Church in Mandan. The couple made their home in Bismarck. During this time, Harry worked at the Dakota Brewery and then at North Dakota Concrete. Often, during the week, he would drive back to the farm and continue his day of work. Later, Harry took a full time job at Northern Great Plains Research Center and moved to Mandan. He spent nearly 30 years working as a maintenance man before retiring. Also during this time, Harry assisted his wife, Linda, in doing custodial work at First Lutheran Church in Mandan.
Harry loved farming. Whether he was cultivating corn or milking cows, he enjoyed his time on the farm. Harry loved his dogs, going deer hunting, the Minnesota Twins, and enjoyed bowling for many years. Giving of his time and friendship, Harry was always willing to lend a helping hand. His family was very important to him. Harry was a great provider for his family, and he treasured the time he spent with wife, children, grandchildren, and other relatives.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Linda, Mandan; children, Rev. Kerry Stastny, Bismarck; Holly Stastny, Mandan; Darren (Tracey) Stastny, Mandan; and Heidi (Lon) Jasso, Mandan; grandchildren, Hannah Stastny, Kylie Jasso, Nathan Stastny, and Austin Jasso; brother, Glenn Sr. (Mavis) Stastny, Mandan; sister-in-law, Lucille Stastny, Mandan; brothers-in-law, Richard Jr. (Shirley) Dietrich, Mandan and Ted Dietrich, Laramie, WY; sisters-in-law, Susan Dietrich, Albuquerque, NM and Sally Dietrich, Mandan; and his dogs, Cocoa and Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Rose Stastny; brother, Leon Stastny; his twin brother, Harold Stastny; and parents-in-law, Richard Sr. and Vivian Dietrich.