Stanley Honrud

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 12.32.57 PM  Stanley Ray Honrud, age 79, died peacefully on his Custer farm on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Stan was born on Sept. 8, 1936, in Glasgow, Montana, to Ludwig and Belle Honrud. Stan moved to the Loomis Trail Road farm in 1942 at the age of 6. Stan went to school at Custer Grade School and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1956. He married Betty Puffert on Aug. 9, 1968, in Sunrise Baptist Church and moved to the farm across Dakota Creek from his parents’ farm where they raised their four children.
  Stan worked as a carpenter alongside his cousins for Honrud Construction. He was a heavy equipment operator for Dick Vellema, Clark Vellema and for Stremler Gravel, where he retired in 2007. Stan farmed while working in construction. He raised beef cattle on his home place and was a partner in a dairy operation. Stan enjoyed traveling with his fifth-wheel trailer and camping with his family. In his spare time, Stan enjoyed wood working and gardening.
  Stan is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty, of the family farm. He is also survived by his four children: son Darrell Puffert (Donna) of Custer, daughter Debbie Brower (Puffert) (Jim) of Kennewick, daughter Sheila Dalry (Honrud) (Darin) of Blaine and son Stanley J. Honrud (Lacey) of Marysville. Stan had five grandchildren: Heather Brower, Spencer and Conner Dalry and Gracelyn and Nathan Honrud along with his step-grandchildren Angela, Jeremiah and Joshua, and many great-grandchildren.
  Stan is survived by his brother, LeRoy, of Fort Benton, Montana; sisters-in-law Glenice Honrud and Eileen Honrud of Glasgow, Montana; and a foster sister, Holly Eckford, of Sidney, B.C., Canada.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ludwig and Belle Honrud; and his brothers Ludwig Jr. and Gordon Honrud.
  We thank Oliver Ross with the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Evergreen Chapter for his compassion and dedication helping Dad through his journey with “Alias,” as Dad would call it. We also thank Dr. Elliott, Dr. Gavareski, Dr. Diestelhorst and the various therapists who assisted in Dad’s care.
  A time of visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden. A second visitation will be Friday, June 17, from 12 to 1 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service in Sunrise Baptist Church of Custer. All family and friends are welcome to attend graveside services also Friday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Monumenta Cemetery of Lynden.
  Memorials may be made in Stan’s name to the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, 19226 66th Ave. S., Suite #L-105 Kent, WA 98032.
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  Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.