Date of Death: December 25, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, December 29, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. The family will also receive friends Saturday, December 30, 2023 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Arnold St., Three Rivers, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Pastors Ron Moritz and Bob Bartz will officiate. He will be laid to rest in Moorepark Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Shaun Ashley Stanard, age 53, was born June 4th, 1970 in the Old Three Rivers Hospital. So looking forward to “The Big Fat Red Man” aka Santa Claus, Shaun was fortunate enough to spend his last Christmas with his family, before Jesus got the best Birthday gift of all, bringing Shaun to his eternal home Christmas night.

Shaun was a fighter from birth, defining strength and repeatedly defying his Doctors. Undergoing countless medical procedures, he always had a positive outlook and miraculous outcomes. Hence, he will be forever known as “Our Miracle Boy.” Continually inspiring not just his family, but anyone who knew or heard his story.

Shaun had unbelievable support from the Three Rivers Community. He was given the opportunity to work 25 years, with supervision, at Harding’s Market, where he believed he was the Manager, and if you asked him for help locating an item, no matter where it was in the store, Shaun would tell you it’s in “Aisle 5!”

Shaun had a gift for making people laugh. Anyone who knew Shaun got a taste of his “tell it like it is” humor, and he had no idea just how funny he was with his innocent phrases.

Complete acceptance of others and an open heart defines Shaun. His strength, hopefulness, and joy knew no boundaries. Shaun was the perfect example of what one person could do with their one life- and leave nothing but love behind.

He left a true legacy. Friends, family, and the community will forever remember Shaun Ashley and the light he added to our world. He was and will forever be held in our hearts as “Our Miracle Boy.” He will be missed by more friends and loved ones than can ever be named.

Surviving are his loving parents, Ken and Rosie (Pincek) Stanard, his adoring sister, Sarah Marie, precious nieces Ava Rose and Myla Rose. He leaves behind Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many friends who loved him dearly.

Our Precious Shaun, “Today you are YOU, that is truer than TRUE. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than YOU!” -Dr. Seuss

Additional Information

Donations in Shaun’s memory may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or to the Beacon Health Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the church and the funeral home.

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  1. Sarah and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Shaun’s passing. Happiness and joy was what I always saw when he was around and that speaks to what a loving and joy filled family he lived in. He was so blessed to have you as his family. Sending you peace and love.

  2. To Rosie, Ken, Sarah and your entire family: sending you condolences and love during this time. Shaun was an incredible person and left a significant mark on everyone he met. I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood in TR of Shaun’s wicked sense of humor. Always a smile. Always telling it “like it is.” With love, Garrett.

  3. Remembering when I had “squirt” on my bus, taking him to Pathfinder. And in later years, he was always going to go running with me. I am blessed to have such fond memories of him.
    My heart goes out to all.

  4. Dear Rosie and Ken

    You guys are exemplary parents and Sarah the best sister. You all made Shaun’s life the biggest and best it could be. You protected him while giving him freedom too. Whatever was needed you made it happen. Thinking of you all.

  5. While my heart hurts to hear of Shaun’s passing, it’s also bursting with joy as I was able to know Shaun and be part of his life for many years. We are sending you our thoughts and prayers. Love you.

    Sarah (Wiles) Anderson-Hagstrom & Family

  6. Shaun was such a joy to work with and will be forever in my heart and bring me smiles. Your family truly are a living example of God’s unconditional love. I imagine Shaun now is enjoying his brand new heavenly body!

  7. There was a picture in the commercial many years ago of Shaun and I standing at my cart. From then on he said we made a great team and knocked it out that day!!! Thank you Lord, for sharing him with us, thank you to his family for sharing him with us and allowing us and Weenie Kings to be a part of your family!❤️. You have my deepest, heartfelt condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers. Sean is now in Heavens aisle five!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Thank you Shaun for being a bright ray of sunshine! I will cherish the time we spent working together. You always made me laugh and no matter what we were doing in the store we always had fun. You were the fastest with that pricing gun and the best at carry outs! May you be at forever peace in Gods arms. I love you buddy❤️

  8. Ken and Rosie,

    I am thinking of you and your family. I enjoyed working with Shaun when he was in therapy. He kept me laughing the entire time! I hope he enjoys an endless supply of Chinese food.

    • Dear Rosie & Ken. I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing. So many memories were made with Shaun as a younger person going back in time to Pathfinder School and Special Minisries. Our sympathy, Brent and Ann Bierma

  9. Rosie,Ken,Sarah and family,
    Our Deepest Sympathy you all.
    You gave Shaun the best life anyone could offer. He was the joy of so many lives. May God wrap his loving arms around him and Welcome him Home.

  10. Dearest Rosie & Kenny,
    I’m sending hugs & prayers that our gracious God will give you peace as you all grieve at this time. What a wonderful life you all saw to Shaun having. He was truly a very special one of a kind! There is no way to count the number of people who loved him. His love for you all & for life manifested in his being here with you much longer than ever expected.
    What a fantastic day to go meet our maker, on the birth of His son. Now Shaun will forever share his eternal birthday with our King.
    Much love to you all & comfort from God’s grace.

    • Dear Rosie, Ken, Sarah and family,
      Our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved Shaun. We were so blessed over the years to be a little part of Shaun’s life. I have such fond memories of our great years together at the Friendship, Faith and Fun gatherings and church activities. Shaun loved to sing along to his favorite songs, make crafts, and play games. He always wanted to be part of everything. Then when he asked George for a job and started working at the store, that was the best. Employees and customers alike loved him. It always made us smile when he’d tell George, “Sherry is MY girlfriend,” and of course I agreed with him. He had the best great big bear hugs, too! Shaun certainly stole our hearts. Your Miracle Boy was definitely very special and will be greatly missed. We were all blessed that God gave this world a loving gift that will live on forever in each of us. You are all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
      With much love,
      George & Sherry

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