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Kelly Stavig

March 10, 1967 — May 9, 2024

Kelly Stavig, 57, of Roslyn and formerly of Webster and Watertown, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, Thursday, May 9, 2024, at his home in Roslyn.

Memorial services will be held 10am Friday, May 17, 2024, at Fron Lutheran Church, near Roslyn. Inurnment will be at the Roslyn Cemetery.

Memorial visitation will be Thursday, 5-7pm at the funeral home. 

Kelly R. Stavig was born on March 10, 1967, to Roger and Betty (Ronshaugen) Stavig at Webster, South Dakota. He was baptized at Roslyn Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. He attended school in Webster, graduating in 1985. After high school he enrolled at South Dakota State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Park Management and Outdoor Recreation. He worked for the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks at various state parks in Eastern South Dakota. Kelly later took employment with the city of Watertown as the city park manager. In 1998, he was awarded South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Employee of the Year.

 In 1996, Kelly married the love of his life, LeAnn Marie Scott at Oakwood State Park near Bruce, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Watertown and raised their two boys, Gage and Remington. The couple later divorced but remained friends.

In 2016, Kelly moved to Roslyn to be closer to his mother after the passing of his father. He worked at Anderson Industries until the company closed, and then moved over to work at Mareen Johnson in Webster. 

 On June 2, 2018, he married Trinee Kwasniewski. They later went their separate ways, however, Trinee cared for Kelly with love and devotion in the last days of his life.

Kelly was a member of the Glacial Lakes Men’s Club, and The Delta Waterfowl, Glacial Lakes Chapter, which he was very active in. He enjoyed  hunting, fishing, shooting sports, anything outdoors, helping neighbors and local farmers, and watching NFL football, especially the Minnesota Vikings…SKOL! Kelly had an unforgettable sense of humor and smile that could light up a room. Family was the most important part of Kelly’s life. He cherished time with each of them. And as Kelly would often say when parting ways, “I love you bunches!”

His legacy will live on in his sons Remington (Caitlin) Stavig, of Watertown, SD and Gage Stavig of Sioux Falls, SD, two grandchildren, Easton and Clara of Watertown, SD, He is also survived by his mother Betty Stavig of Webster, SD, twin sister, Kay Leigh (Bryan) Kindopp of McKinney, TX, Crystal (Rodney) Bender of Cavour, SD, and Amy (Jon)  Mack of Watertown, SD, his faithful dog ESPN, as well as many dear friends. His nieces and nephews were also the joy of his life. When Kelly would take one (or several) of them on an adventure, he would reassure their parents that when they were with him, it was “like being in the arms of Jesus!” Kelly was preceded in death by his father, best friend Steve Wietzema, and his two favorite pups Dexter and Mossy Mae.


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