Stanley A. Stancyk Jr., 60

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    Fargo, ND & Strandquist – Stan A. Stancyk, 60, of Fargo, ND formerly of Strandquist, died suddenly on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls with Father Rick Lambert presiding and Father John Kleinwachter concelebrating.
    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
    Stanley Anthony Stancyk Jr. was born on May 31, 1957 in Northwestern Hospital in Thief River Falls, the son of Stanley and Alice (Korczak) Stancyk. He was baptized and confirmed at the Assumption Catholic Church in Florian.
     Stan attended school in Strandquist, graduating with the class of 1975.  Following high school, Stan worked various jobs and then attended Fergus Falls Community College for two years and completed his Bachelor’s Degree at NDSU in Fargo, ND in horticulture and agronomy.
    Since 1990, Stan worked at NDSU as a Research Technician in the Plant Sciences Department, specializing in Durum wheat breeding.
    Stan was a coordinator of the community gardens in Fargo and enjoyed giving the produce to friends, neighbors and the poor.  He did so much for other people but didn’t want recognition for it. Stan was very caring, giving, kind, humble, private and spiritual. He always saw the good in people.  
    Stan had a sense of humor, loved sports (especially Minnesota Viking football), biking, cross country skiing, walking, was a great cook and had faith in his 1995 his green Ford Ranger with 285,000 miles.
    Stan was very strong in his Catholic faith and prayed for his family and friends when in need. He had an unconditional love for his mom and his entire family, who lovingly called him Sonney.  
    Survivors include his loving mother, Alice of Strandquist; siblings, Jeanette (Curtis) Forfang of Hallock, Marci Franson of Thief River Falls, Lucy (Tom) Scholin of Thief River Falls; nephews, Jeremy (Jami) Seng and their children Emma, Amelia, Kiera and Grace, Justin Seng and his daughter Anabelle and step-son Peter, Jeffrey (Heather) Franson and their daughter Chloe, Jordan Forfang, Kayden Scholin; and many other relatives, co-workers and friends.
    Stan is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Sr. in 2004; and his grandparents John and Frances Stancyk and Anton and Victoria Korczak.
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