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    Harold James Staner Sr.
    December 1, 1944 - November 15, 2018

    Harold James Staner Sr.

    Harold James Staner Sr.
    Dec 1, 1944 - Nov 15, 2018

    Harold James Staner Sr.
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    Harold James Staner Sr., 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Harold's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Monday, November 19, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa, with military honors.

    Harold James Staner Sr. was born on December 1, 1944 in Monticello, Iowa, to Raymond Henry and Ardella Bernice (Koch) Staner. He was a graduate of Maquoketa High School and then entered the U.S. Army earning an honorable discharge. He married Lois LaRae Merrick April 1, 1967 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    Upon returning home from his military service, Harold began a 34 year career working at Alcoa Davenport Works. In retirement, he worked for Pacific Coast Feather Company in Maquoketa for several years.

    Harold was a member of the First Baptist Church, Oxford Junction American Legion, and was a lifetime member of the Maquoketa VFW Post #3633 O'Connor-Regenwether. Additionally, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa serving as a past president and vice president. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing, especially for Catfish.

    Those left to honor Harold's memory include his wife, Lois Staner of Maquoketa, IA; children, Veronica Barten of Maquoketa, IA, Jamie (Patty) Staner of Monmouth, IA, and Christine (Brian) Benhart of DeWitt, IA; a sister, Mary (Bill) Uppena of Potosi, WI; 10 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 special adopted grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond Jr. and John Staner, a son Gregory Staner, and a son-in-law Scott Barten.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Harold James Staner Sr. memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


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    Tanya (Heath) Duhme on Dec 9, 2018

    Lois, Veronica, Jamie, and Christine. So sorry for ur loss of a very nice man. I grew up knowing Herald and Lois for many many years. Herald was an amazing person, very likable, loved telling jokes. Lois I love u lady. Love and thoughts to you Lois and family. Love Tanya (Heath) Duhme.

    Denise, Larry Zirkelbach on Nov 21, 2018



    Ted & Rose Prindle on Nov 20, 2018

    Our Thought's and Prayer go out to the Family.

    Susan Velthoff on Nov 20, 2018

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Andy and Cheryl Clark on Nov 19, 2018

    Lois & Family,
    We are so sorry for the passing of Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Andy & Cheryl Clark

    Norma Mangler (Spaete) on Nov 19, 2018

    Lois and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Such a great guy. Prayers and love to all.

    Sue Van Buer on Nov 19, 2018

    Veronica and all,
    Thinking of you and praying for peace in your hearts.

    Harold Staner Sr. Video Tribute on Nov 19, 2018

    Patti Rasmussen Schaeffer on Nov 19, 2018

    Staner Family... May the many memories you shared bring peace you peace and smile especially in the coming days. My sympathy to all of you...Patti Rasmussen Schaeffer

    anna clark adam on Nov 18, 2018

    Candleto the Staner families: May God Bless each and every one of yous with comfort. healing, moral support and strength.Very Sorry for the loss of your soul mate,Lois, dad. grandpa, and to many a very dear friend for a smile, good conversation and a hug.

    Carson on Nov 18, 2018


    Shirley Black on Nov 17, 2018

    My sympathy to your family on the loss of your loved one

    Dianne (Keeney) Gibson on Nov 17, 2018

    CandleRIP Harold I remember going to school with you. Sending thoughts and Prayers to the Family

    Kenny and Peggy Head-Costello on Nov 17, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. We will surely miss Harold and all he contributed at the Eagles.

    Jim and Donna Koppes Schewe on Nov 17, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. Jim and Donna Schewe

    Josie DeVries on Nov 17, 2018

    Deeply sorry for your loss. Harold was a very nice man who was loved deeply by his family. Rest In Peace, you fought the good fight. You will be forever missed.

    Randy and Vickie Kuhlman on Nov 17, 2018

    So sorry for your loss, we always enjoyed visiting with Harold

    Sheila Urwin on Nov 17, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent.

    Jody Tracy-Clasen on Nov 17, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

    Connie Hute on Nov 17, 2018

    CandleLois and family, you all have my deepest sympathy and prayers that God will comfort you in this difficult time. It is never easy to lose your best friend and love of your life. I have been there too and so understand what you must be feeling. God will comfort and sustain you if you will but let him. Prayers for Peace.

    Martha Riniker on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleSo sorry for your loss

    Debbie Cochran on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleJamie and family our deepest sympathies to you and your family!

    Rhonda Huebbe on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleI've known him for 30yrs or more.. he is so like a father to me! I remember him coming home from work and Christine and I would be cooking supper and he would always tells us " I sure hope it tastes good!" He was always there for us when we needed him. I'm gonna miss that smile and laugh he has when he is joking around with us. I love you Dad Staner forever and always! 💖

    Barb Roe on Nov 16, 2018

    Lois and family, Our hearts go out to you all. Harold was a great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Nov 16, 2018


    Angel (Potter) Schiffer & Family on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleDeepest sympathy from my family to yours.

    Cliff Shady (Dacenport,) on Nov 16, 2018

    Rest. In Peace. Sir. So Sorry for your. Loss

    Tony haring on Nov 16, 2018

    Jamie and family I'm so sry for the loss of a great man r.i.p mr staner

    Nin on Nov 16, 2018

    I did not know Harold personally, i only got to know him when he became ill. I do know how highly his kids spoke of him and respect they had for him.
    Jamie, Ronnie along with the rest of the family. May you someday soon find comfort in knowing he is at peace and watching over you all. God grants all good men there wings and he knows our heart is never ready for them to fly. May God hold you all during this hard time. Remember you good times and laughter.

    Richard and Pep Tracy on Nov 16, 2018

    To all the Staner family sorry for your loss.....lots of memories when we all were in school..........RIP Harold...........

    Connie Bonney on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleTo the family and Lois, What a great loss he will leave us with, Harold was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, always a smile, and such a hard working man(they named that word after him)..We all go back a long ways, from getting to know each other to Boy Scouts to 4-H and much more...Rest in peace now Harold and i am sure you are so happy to see all you're buddies and friends that went before you..Open up the gates heaven, here comes a great man for sure!

    Ace and JoNell Moore on Nov 16, 2018

    Jamie, Patty and Family.
    JoNell and I were saddened to hear of your loss. We know he fought a courageous battle. Try to take comfort in knowing that he can rest peacefully now.
    thoughts and prays from our family to yours.

    Patty Johnson on Nov 16, 2018

    CandleThere are no words that i can find to express my thoughts and feelings. What a great man and i was so proud to know him. You both were there for me when i lost Dennis and so here i am. Tell me what you need me to do and i will be there. He worked hard and provided a wonderful home for his family and he served our country and i Thank him for that.He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend to so many people. He will live on in so many hearts. God Bless and may you rest in peace and no more pain. Love you!

    Lyle & Nancy Schepers on Nov 16, 2018

    So sorry for your loss



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