Daron Hunstad, age 46, of St. James died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-St. James. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev.'s K. Christian Johnson and Ken Bowman officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be at Sturm Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to services on Friday. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Daron Dennis Hunstad was born on December 4, 1965 in St. James, the son of Dennis and Kathy (Sanchez) Hunstad. He grew up, attended school and church in St. James. Daron worked for South Central Electric as a meter technician. Daron enjoyed golfing with all of his friends and family, vacationing in Florida with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time with all of his family and friends. After Susan and Daron were married he learned how to cook, and especially enjoyed serving his friends on the patio.
Daron is survived by his wife, Susan Hunstad of St. James; son, Tyler Hunstad (Chelsea Carey) of Mapleton; step-children, Melissa (David) Etter of Mankato, Preston Roloff (Laura Boutwell) of St. James; grandchildren, Anthony and Josh Etter, Keyan Boutwell, Braya Hunstad; parents, Dennis and Kathy Hunstad of St. James, Hartwin and Iona Kietzer of Truman; siblings, Dan (Angie) Hunstad of Zumbrota, David (Kenya) Hunstad of Hutchinson, Kelly (Keith) Schulte of St. James; sisters-in-law, Sandy (Neil) Kettner of Lewisville, Mary (Gregg) Backstrom of Maple Grove, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his son, Trey and grandparents, Elvin and Clara Hunstad, Paulino and Elizabeth Sanchez.