Earl J. Staples, age 90, of Mears, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at home. He was born March 22, 1930 in Golden Township, the son of Hiram and Annie (Diemler) Staples.
Earl married Rosalie Lipps in 1965. He was a lifelong resident of Mears with the exception of a short time when he and Rosalie lived in Hart when they were first married. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953. Earl was a loving father and grandfather. He was employed at Whitehall Leather Company for many years before retiring in 1991. He enjoyed doing carpentry and loved taking care of his garden and bird watching.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; his children, Tina Fessenden, Daniel Staples, Allen (Jessica) Staples, and Kevin (Karen) Staples; his grandchildren, Ben Staples, Jesse Staples, Meika Bue, Alex Staples, Josephine Staples, Nikki Stapel, and Jordyn Staples; great-grandchildren, Keinan Bue, Abby McDonald, Torri Davis, and Allanah Jacobs; his sister, Agnes Rhodes; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Victor, Vincent, Milan "Mike" and Archie Staples, and his sisters, Katherine Foster, Josephine Skinner, Blanche Foster, Tressa, Marie and Margie Staples, Irma Bowden, Marcedes Staples and Dorothy O'Brian.
There will be no services for Mr. Staples.
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