June 25, 1950 – Saturday, November 4, 2017
American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, November 10, 2017
Stanley “Windy/Buddha/Stan Sr./Uncle/Dad/Grandpa” Strong, age 67, died at home on November 4 of natural causes. He was born June 25, 1950, in Nett Lake, MN, to Russell (Bun) Joseph Strong and Elsie Sam (Anishinabe Wedding Ceremony). Growing up, Stanley enjoyed playing the guitar, drawing and spending time with his siblings. He was particularly inseparable from his brother, Russell “Dinskey”, until he passed. Stanley’s passion, love and skill for drawing led him to Minnesota Drafting School to pursue Architectural Drafting. Stanley was known for his sense of humor. He kept you on your toes and engaged in any conversation you entered into with him. Stanley loved to joke, making everyone laugh and smile with his incredibly quick and witty comments. He lived in Minneapolis, MN where he enjoyed going on walks, reading, doing crossword puzzles, going to the movies, and faithfully attending the state fair. A recent hobby of Stanley’s was video gaming. He played online and met several new friends this way. The gamers would be surprised when they learned he was in his 60’s because he was such a great gamer for his age. It was not uncommon to have gamers message him offline just to talk to him because of his fun-spirited personality. He is survived by his sons: Stanley (his daughter Adriana); Jesse (his wife Sophia and daughter Solana); his sons’ mother Cheryl along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Roselyn “Rosey” Strong, Gail “Babe” Strong and Russell “Russ” Strong.