Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Vance D. Stapleton

HOT SPRINGS — Vance D. “Putts” Stapleton, 55, passed away Feb. 16, 2010 at his home.

Born to Loren and Vera Koistinen on Sept. 18, 1954 in Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada, he was raised in Hansboro, N.D.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with grandchildren.

He is survived by wife, LaRita; parents; children Andrew, Casey, LaRita Kamp, Judy Mason and Steven (Becky) Mason; siblings Pamela Bradley (Tom Duran), Kenny (Shelley) Koistinen, Anne (Bob) White, Laurre (Bryan) Azure, Leah (Pete) Klingbeil, Cindy (Rick) Laverdure, Mary Jo (Scott) Delvo, Blake (Carla) Koistinen and Blaine Koistenin (Kathy Kendall); 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his Grandma Ethel Stapleton; brother, Michael Koistinen; grandson, David Kamp; and mother-in-law, Sharon Stevens.

Services were held Feb. 20 at the Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs.

He will be laid to rest by his grandson in Idaho.

 

 

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