Shea Manfred Magstadt, 29, of Stanley, ND passed away on July 6, 2015 in Stanley, ND.
Shea was born in Fargo, ND to Bill and Joy (Swanson) Magstadt on July 31, 1985. He went to high school at Kindred School and graduated in 2004. Shea then went on to earn a degree from North Dakota State University in Zoology. He worked as a Wildlife Refuge Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Kenmare, ND.
As Shea pursued his dream of a job in the Wildlife Field, it took him all over the U.S. for seasonal jobs in Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Nebraska. Shea worked for Ducks Unlimited doing bird counts. He then landed a job in Crosby and was fortunate enough to live with a coworker, Monte and his family. He talked very highly of them and his family was relieved he had a safe place to live.
He then was employed at Lostwood Refuge at Kenmare; he loved the area but not the oil stuff so much. In the fall you could count on pictures at least twice a week, if not more, from his hunting trips. His family loved to hear the stories of his friend and hunting partner, Kota. Kota is a German Shorthair Shea trained himself.
Shea is survived by his parents, Bill Magstadt, Leonard, ND; Joy Magstadt, West Fargo; sister, Tenille (Jeremy) Bakko; 2 nieces, Kennedy and Kacee; and nephew, Brooks, all Kindred, ND; half-brother, Jason Magstadt; half-sister, Andrea Magstadt; grandmother, Jane Swanson, Fargo, ND; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved dog, Kota.