Abby Stunes


Abby Stunes, 23, of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 3, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 12-2:00 PM at the church prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at Butler Cemetery in Letcher. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Abby Jo Stunes was born January 3, 2000, to Jamie Ann Stunes at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. She was raised by her grandparents, Wayne and Peggy, as their own at their home north of Mitchell. She attended Gertie Bell Rogers Elementary and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2018. She then graduated Mitchell Tech for Human Service Tech in 2020.

Abby was a girl scout for six years. She was 1st chair clarinet twice in middle school band, and was in honor band twice 1st chair and 2nd chair. She loved her water sports, kayaking and swimming. She also enjoyed bird-watching with her grandpa in the winter. Abby loved animals, she named every cat on the farm and loved dogs.

Abby worked as a lifeguard at Comfort Inn, then at Edgewood for four years, and most recently at Kore Cares.

Abby is survived by her grandparents, Wayne and Peggy Stunes; mother, Jamie Young; great-grandparents, Sonny and Schirley Morrison; brothers Jerriq Mitchell and Levi Young Jr. both of Mitchell; sister, Mia Young of Mitchell; and many great aunts and uncles.

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