Stanly Ray Tschetter was born April 26, 1971 in Topeka, Kan. to Ronald and Connie Tschetter. In 1972 his family moved to Marion, S.D where he was later joined by his brothers Scott and Steven to complete the family.
The family moved to the farm in 1979 where Stan enjoyed his youth helping with milking, farm chores, hauling rocks, weeding bean fields and loading hay. During these years he participated in 4-H, FFA and school activities. Other interests included hunting and racing.
Following high school graduation, he studied auto mechanics at Northwestern College in Sheldon, Iowa. In 1991, he began a lifelong friendship with Roland Svartoien working with the harvest crew and driving truck for a decade. This enabled him to visit 49 of the 50 states and Canada. Stan was privileged to spend two years in Alaska and it was his dream to return someday. The past 10 years he was employed by Mettler Fertilizer in Menno working closely with James Mettler who generously assisted him in earning his pilot's license; mission accomplished in 2013. Stan will be remembered for his confidence in his manual skills. He was capable and willing to help anyone with anything.
As a child, while attending Good News Club in Marion, Stanley asked Jesus into his heart. He freely confirmed his assurance of salvation, and just recently again confirmed that to his Dad. In his teenage years, he participated in church youth group activities. He was baptized and became a member of the Salem Mennonite Church on May 14, 1989. Stan had a kind and generous heart and was blessed with a wide circle of friends.
At age 24 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma for which he was successfully treated. Stand and his family are grateful for the 23 bonus years that were granted to his life following his treatment. His life totaled more than 17,000 days to walk with the Lord. He passed away July 11, 2018 of a heart attack at his home in Menno.
Welcoming Stan to heaven are his grandparents Ernest and Martha Tschetter, Henry and Hazel Preheim, and Uncle Rich Wuertz.
Left to cherish his memories are his parents; brother Scott (Joyce) and their children, Grace and Finn; brother Steven (Natalia) and their children Kley and Julia; and extended family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Salem Mennonite Church of rural Freeman on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walter Funeral Home, with a time of sharing at 7 p.m.