Pablo - Mikel Anthony Stanger, 32, passed away in Missoula, MT on May 13, 2023. He was born on December 11, 1990 to Geraldine Gardipe and Michael Stanger. Mikel grew up in Pablo, MT. “The 5” attended school at Two Eagle River where he played football and basketball.
Mikel absolutely loved stock car racing “Blues Brothers” FN7 ’98, #77 and #73. He spent a lot of time with his uncles and brothers working on cars or anything else that needed fixing. He enjoyed hanging out with his baby girl ‘Trin’ and his “Babes.” Mikel’s light of his life was his daughter, Trinity. Mikel loved being outdoors. Fishing, camping, and taking a drive in the woods were some of his favorite things to do. Mikel was an avid pool player, he loved playing pool. He played pool for Tail Gate.
He is preceded in death by his father: Michael G. Stanger, his sister: Tina Stanger, his grandfather: Pops John LittleBoy, aunt: Amelia Stanger, brother: Hudzy Gardipe, and numerous friends and family.
He is survived by his daughter: Trinity Stanger, his mother: Geraldine Gardipe, brothers: Will, Nate, Gooter, Jun boy-Scooter; his favorite girls: Sarah, Emma, Ash, Storm, & Praire; God dad: Dan Gardipe, auntie/mom: Terry Gardipe; all his sisters; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services to be held at the Long House in St. Ignatius. Rosary May 16, 2023 at 7 p.m. and Funeral Services May 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.
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