Donald J. Staley

Donald J. Staley, age 72 of Highland, IL, died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Creve Couer, MO.

He was born on Tuesday, March 21, 1944, in Bloomington, IN, the son of Lloyd and Doris (nee Crider) Staley.

He was a member of American Legion Post #665 – St. Jacob – Bussong-Mersinger, St. Jacob, IL.

He was born and reared at Bloomington, IN; graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, IN, in 1962. He served with the US Army, with duty in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. He work for the airlines in Indianapolis as a baggage handler, TWA and later with American Airlines in St. Louis. He retired in mid 2000. He drove for First Student in his retirement for 5 to 6 years; later he worked as a manager for Spin-To-Win, Highland, IL. His hobby was his children. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He volunteered for the Special Olympics.

Survivors includes:
Daughter – Lori D. (Chad) Martin, Lebanon, IN
Son – Louis W. Staley, Collinsville, IL
Son – Darren T. Staley, Fort Wayne, IN
Son – Donald J. Staley II, Fort Wayne, IN
Son – Montravion J. Staley, Fort Wayne, IN
Step Daughter – Shari D. (Brian) Moore (nee Mudd), Avon, IN
Step Daughter – Angela M. (Victor) Wurtzler (nee Mudd), Aviston, IL
Step Daughter – Michelle J. (Brian) Schrage (nee Mudd), St. Rose, IL
Foster Son – Roger M. (Melanie) Lewis, Grafenwohr, Germany,
Foster Daughter – Kara C. Shimboff, Farina, IL
Grandchildren – Five
Step Grandchildren – Eleven
Great Grandchild – Anticipated Great Grandchild – March 2017
Brother – Robert (Kim) Staley, Greenwood, IN
Brother – Richard (Jennie) Staley, Indianapolis, IN
Brother – Danny (Rosa) Staley, Kenilworth, NJ.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Lloyd Herman Staley
Mother – Doris June Staley (nee Crider)
Son – Michael Thomas Staley (died June 1970 @ age 3 yrs).

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, August 08, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

Interment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made To The Family for a memorial that will be designated at a later date.

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