Stuart Pfenning, 18 Died October 16, 1981
He was born July 3, 1963, in Bismarck, attended Wachter Elementary and Junior High Schools
and graduated from Bismarck High School in May 1981. He was member of the Honor Society
during his junior and senior high school years and inducted into the National Honor
Society during his senior year. He was employed as a night stock clerk at Kirkwood Super
Valu, Bismarck. He is survived by his parents, Darold and Marlys Pfenning, Bismarck; two
sisters, Tammy and Lisa, both at home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Betty Graves and Mr
andMrs. Henry Pfenning, all of Bismarck.
The first child of Darold and Maryls, Stuart was born July 3, 1963, a child filled with
abundant energy and enthusiasm. Early his desire to help caused him to say, "Stuey
do" which enabled the family to coin a nickname for him. As he grew, Stuart was
concerned about his rate of growth, especially when younger sister, Tamara, grew taller.
With time, growth came and he was deeply involved in all forms of physical activity. Water
skiing, shooting baskets, roller skating, motorcycling were but a few of his many
activities. He never gave up on the Vikings and was a devoted Yankee fan. As a child he
would wrestle with sister, Lisa. He was close to his family, his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Pfenning and Mrs. Betty Graves, his uncles, aunts and cousins.
School was easy for Stuart. Before entering the old Wachter Grade School for first grade,
he was able to read and write. He was a good student prior to his graduation from Bismarck
High School. This spring he was inducted into the National Honor Society. Stuart was a
considerate, sensitive person filled with a comical sense of humor and a constant kidder.
He had many friends and was known by many. One of his friends and fellow worker at Super
Valu died with him in the tragedy on a strange road in Minnesota on Friday.
CHILD OF GOD....
Stuart knew who he was. Claimed as a child of God in Baptism, he grew and was nurtured,
spiritually, in his home and through the ministry of his church. Early in the evening of
October 16, Stuart was taken too soon from this life in the tragedy of the car accident.
He leaves his parents, his sisters, his grandparents; he leaves, also, many good memories
of love and joy. He shares now in the victory that waits us all in Christ Jesus.