Stanley Allen Gyberg, 78, Luverne, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by his family.
A celebration of life was Monday, May 2, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Sioux Falls.
Stanley Gyberg was born on Dec. 5, 1943, to Knute and Mabel (Larson) Gyberg in Luverne. He was raised on the family farm. He was baptized on Feb. 6, 1944, at the Lutheran Church in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and confirmed on Sept. 1, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Luverne. Growing up, he helped on the farm with chores and played football in school.
Following his graduation in 1962, Stan entered the United States Army on June 7, 1962, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He served as an engineer equipment repairman. During his service, Stan was stationed overseas in Germany.
While in Germany, he met Irene Dyczkowski, and on Oct. 14, 1964, they were married in Kassel, Germany. Upon his honorable discharge on June 8, 1965, the couple returned to the United States. They made their home on the farm in Rock County, where they lived, farmed and were blessed with three sons.
After his career in agriculture, Stan retired and remained active with his hobbies, volunteering and traveling.
In 2006 he and Irene moved to Brandon, South Dakota. On April 20, 2022, Stan entered the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Stan was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church where he had served as a past treasurer. He was currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. He served on the Kanaranzi Township Board, SWMN Co-op Elevator Board, AgriEnergy Board and Husker Ag Board.
In addition to farming, Stan enjoyed many hobbies including motorcycles, playing softball, flying lessons, traveling and scuba diving. He also had an interest in computer innovations. He liked to socialize and make jokes.
Stan is survived by his wife, Irene; three sons, Dennis (Jackie) of Luverne, Kevin (Denise) of Poway, California, and Cory (fiancée, Meegan) of Luverne; five grandchildren, Tessa, Dylan, Jordyn, Jake and Connor; his mother, Mabel Gyberg; a brother, Norman (Darlene) of Magnolia; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Knute, and two brothers, Steven and Dennis.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimers Association or Active Generations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.