October 27, 1934 - February 7, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Sylvester “Sy” Stang. The Rev. Eb Schefers will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the time of the Mass on Wednesday at the church in Sartell. Knights of Columbus Bishop Trobec Council #5276 will pray the rosary at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the gathering place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Sylvester “Sy” John Stang was born on October 27, 1934. He was the 10th of 11 children born to Magdalena (Rassier) and Joseph F. Stang at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School. He served in the 101st Airborne Division of U.S. Army. Sy married Catherine F. Stang, known as Kay, on September 13, 1975. He was employed by DeZurik Corp for 36 years and retired in 2000. Sy enjoyed Dance Roller Skating, pool, football, softball, volleyball, horse shoes, bowling, and golf. He along with 9 friends created Pine Edge Sportsmen Inc. where many still enjoy softball. Sy had a special talent for organizing sports leagues. He was a Charter Member of St. Francis Xavier Church , a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Trobec Council #5276, and a member of the Granite City Machinist’s and Mechanic’s Union for 50 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Kay, of 39 years; sisters, Valeria Kraemer, Josephine Meyer, Marie Janssen, Caroline Trautz, Dolores Crowell; four brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his five brothers, Victor, Roman, Alphonse, Wilfred, and infant brother, Leo.

Thank you to the St. Cloud Hospital care givers for your awesome kindness.