Obit: Staab, Denise R. (1950 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Alger, Dray, Heinz, McNamar, Malchow, Schmidt, Staab

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 5/19/2019

Staab, Denise R. (Dray) (20 APR 1950 - 17 MAY 2019)

Denise R. Staab, 69, of the Town of Hammel, passed away at her home on Friday May 17, 2019 under the care of Aspirus Hospice and Comfort Care.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday May 22, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Town of Holway. Pastor Amy Heinz will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 21, from 4-7:00 PM, at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford chapel, and also at church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Denise was born April 20, 1950 in Medford, WI to Leslie and Loretta (Schmidt) Dray. She is a 1968 graduate of Medford Area Sr. High. Denise married Kurt Staab on May 31, 1969 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. Kurt survives.

She is further survived by her Son: Craig (Kori) Staab of Sussex, Grandchildren: Garret and Mariele Staab of Sussex, Mother: Loretta Dray of Medford, Siblings: Russell (Carol) Dray of Medford, Patricia Dray of Sheridan, WY, Roger (Cindy) Dray of Medford, Brothers and Sisters in law: Gail Alger of Thorp, Claire (Steve) Malchow of Withee, Marlys (Patrick) McNamar of Crested Butte, Kent (Darlene) Staab of Withee, Roger (Kris) Staab on Westboro, and several nieces and nephews.

Denise is preceded in death by her Father Leslie Dray, Father and Mother-in-Law Jake and Helen Staab, and Brother-in-Law Roger Alger.

Denise worked as a secretary for the Medford Area School District, and served as the Town Clerk for the Town of Hammel. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She loved flower gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, raising chickens, traveling, and all things outdoors. Denise will be remembered as an excellent cook.

Memorial donations in honor of Denise can be designated to the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library in Medford.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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