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Stanley Dwayne Hastings

12/08/1942 - 09/18/2023
Service Date: 09/23/2023
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1050 S Hobson Road
Visitation Date: 09/22/2023
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 pm
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1050 S Hobson Road
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Stanley Dwayne Hastings of Mesa, AZ died September 18, 2023 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Phoenix, AZ December 8, 1942.

He served in the Army National Guard for 28 years and rose to the rank of Sgt. Major.  He loved his time serving in Cub Scouts and later served in various leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He enjoyed softball, baseball, football, gardening, fishing and raising birds, specifically cockatiels, finches, and doves. Sunday Funday dinner and game nights with the family was a highlight of his life. Time at the Cabin in Heber-Overguaard with Janell, his children and grandchildren, was his favorite way to spend the summer.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Elmer Hastings and Mablegean Millett Hastings.  He is survived by his loving wife Janell and his 5 children, Galen (Julia) Hastings, Sherri (Joe) Macdonald, Doyle (Jody) Hastings, Christine (Sean) Merrill and Denise (Cole) Perkins.  He has 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

All services will be held at the Mesa Stake center located at 1050 S. Hobson in Mesa, AZ.  His visitation will be Friday, September 22, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  There will also be a visitation that precedes the funeral services Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m.  The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. and his interment will follow the conclusion of those services at the Mesa City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • He was a great friend and neighbor and will sure miss him and my prayers go out to Janney and his children 🙏 I wish I could come but I can’t

  • Vic pezold, I love Stan he was a good friend , all miss him

    Stan was a good friend, we had alot time together all miss him .my prayers goes out to families. Love you vic

  • Stan will missed by all, he is always pleasant and happy when family is around. We are thankful for his military and church service. Great Husband to Janell and good father and grandfather. See you on the other side with love from Steven Bushman family

  • My condolences to you and family. Wish I could have really got to ya’ll better. May Stan Rest In Peace. Love your sister in law.

  • Joe & Maria Polanco

    From the time our son Joe & Galen become good friends (Kindergarten) , Stan and Janell become good friends as well. Stan was always Smiling, Friendly and had a Whit about him. 😊 Rest in Peace!🙏🏽 Be assured you will always be remembered, and “Your Beautiful Family” will be okay! Janell, “Galen,” and family. Our deepest Condolences! So, SO, Sorry for your Loss. Friends for Life, Joe & Maria Polanco

  • Marrianne Merrill

    We are so grateful to have had the chance to meet Stan and we felt so welcome in his home. Our prayers and condolences go out to all the Hastings.

  • Janell and family,
    So sorry to hear about Stan’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with him at family gatherings. All the best to you and your family, our prayers are with you!

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