Obit: Staves, Orland L. (1947 - 2017)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Staves, Schlichter, Janke, Malicki, Benz, Gryczkowski, Casper, Johnson, Hoekstra

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 11/15/2017

Staves, Orland L. (26 October 1927 – 8 November 2017)

Orland L. Staves, 70, of Clam Lake passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison.

Orland was born Oct. 26, 1947, to the late George and Mildred (Schlichter) Staves in Black River Falls. He was raised in Humbird, where he attended elementary school, and graduated from Alma Center High School. Following his graduation from the CVTC om Eau Claire, he was an apprentice for three years at FMC in Minnesota to earn his Journeyman Machinist certificate. He returned to Chippewa Falls, working 25 years at Extrusion Dies before he co-founded Allied Dies in 2001.

He married Peggy Janke April 19, 1969, at Fairview Catholic Church outside of Humbird. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed everything about being in nature; boating, fishing, trapping, hunting, and just exploring. He loved passing on his passion to his grandchildren, teaching them how to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son Todd (Jennifer), daughter Jodie (Trevor) Malicki; grandchildren, Nicholas (Anitra), Nathan (Fiancé Marissa) and Brennon Staves; and Cody, and Tori Benz; great-granddaughter Dazie Benz; sisters: Diane (Phil) Gryczkowski, Peggy Casper (Dennis), and Anita (Jake) Johnson; stepfather Virgil Hill; and many other family members, and friends.

Orland was preceded in death by parents, and brothers Dale, and Jim.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Evergreen Funeral Home (off Golf Road, one block east of Hwy 93) in Eau Claire, with Reverend Robert Hoekstra officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Interment will be later.

To send condolences to the family, please visit obituaries at  Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.



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