Obituary: Stanley Copenhaver
June 26, 2023
Stanley Junior Copenhaver died June 19, 2023, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D. He was 97.
His visitation will be Monday, June 26 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 6:00 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Stanley's funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m., at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, N.D., with Pastor Rick Loewen officiating. Clara Edwardson will be organist. Songs are "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings" and "Old Dakota Dream" by Chuck Suchy. His burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Nick Tardif, Lucas Copenhaver, Thomas Oakland, Zach Oakland, Jake Copenhaver, Lee Copenhaver and Briggs Caudle.
Honorary pallbearers are all of Stanley's great-grandchildren.
Stanley was born Sept. 1, 1925, to Stanley, Sr., and Elsie (Kerber) Copenhaver at Carrington, N.D. He was christened April 17, 1927. He attended grade school at Estabrook Consolidated and graduated from Carrington High School in 1943. While in high school, he participated in football, basketball and FFA.
He lived and farmed his whole life on the family farm until 2021 when he moved into Golden Acres Manor. He married Genevieve Huss on Oct. 24, 1956, in Carrington.
He loved the farm life, raising cows, horses and sheep. For many years, he would use horses to drive the cattle home from the pastures in the fall, riding well into his 70s. Stanley drove tractor until he was 90. He was still driving the four-wheeler around the farm when he went into the home at 95.
He served as President of the Estabrook School Board. He was also a member of the Foster County Wool Growers, N.D. Stockman's Association and Foster County Rodeo Club.
Stanley is survived by his children: Pat, Carrington; David (Joan), Carrington; Jane (Graham) Oakland, Reynolds, N.D.; Mary Jo Tardif, Jamestown, N.D.; and Steve (Pam), Sykeston, N.D. He is survived by 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillian Aljets, Oregon; and sister-in-law, Evie Copenhaver, Lakewood, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Anne; son-in-laws, Tom Newhouse and Ed Tardif; brother, Cyrus and grandchildren Luke and Tess Copenhaver.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.