Art Stough

January 23, 2024

Art Stough

A service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Truman, at 2:30 p.m. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Art passed away after a brief illness with pneumonia at Mayo Clinic Health System, Fairmont, at 86 years. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Arthur “Art” Dale Stough was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Petersburg to James and Ethel (Greenwood) Stough. He grew up on a farm near Petersburg with his three siblings, attending high school in Jackson, graduating with the Class of 1955. Art met his wife, Norma Splinter, in high school. They were married April 26, 1957. Norma passed away in June 2020.

Art and Norma lived in Sherburn until 1963 when they relocated to Truman. They bought the house on Highway 15 (and all its contents, which fueled his passion for collecting, refinishing and caning antiques). In 1975, they built their own new home on Ciro Street with help from family and friends. Art and Norma moved to Goldfinch Estates in March 2020.

Art worked for Peoples Natural Gas for 43 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman, Lions Club, Truman Jaycees and Truman Fire Department. Art enjoyed golfing (sporting a hole in one in 1987 at Rose Lake Golf Club), fishing, gardening, as well as keeping his vehicles and lawn in tip top shape. He was also an avid sports fan — Twins, Timberwolves and golf tournaments were always on. He rarely missed his grandsons’ sporting events, who were his pride and joy along with his five great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ethel (Greenwood) Stough; wife, Norma Stough; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Victoria (Bacon) Stough; several faithful Boston terriers; brothers, Roger (Shirley) Stough and Clinton (Bill) Stough; sister, Shirley (Art) Matasovsky; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Elaine Splinter, Margie (Marvin) Olson and Donald Ford; as well as other nieces and nephews.

Art will never be forgotten by son, Tom (Barb) Stough of Redwood Falls and their boys, Brady Stough (Addie and Lainey) of Redwood Falls, Beau (Victoria Streich) Stough (Iyla, Ramsi and Vivienne) of Alexandria and Blaise Stough of Redwood Falls; Scott’s kids, Vincent Stough of Minneapolis, Chandelle Hansen (Layla) of Hibbing, Sheyenne Hansen of Maple Grove, daughter LeAnn (Jeff) Maloney of Lewisville and their boys, Jordan Maloney (Kasey, Taelynn and Gage) of Truman, Austin Maloney of Truman, Jackson Maloney (Rachel Shumski) of St. James and Mason Maloney of Mankato; godson, Ross James Kline of San Francisco, Calif., as well as the entire Kline family of the St. James area; sisters-in-law, Joyce Stough of Webster City, Iowa, Darlene Stough of Spencer, Iowa, and Cindy Ford, of Farmington; along with several nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews and many other relatives and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, Truman Fire Relief Association, Goldfinch Estates or donor’s choice.

The family thanks Goldfinch Estates as well as MCHS for the compassionate care they provided.