Denise R. Staab Denise R. Staab 1950-2019-2019

Denise R. Staab

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 was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in the town of Holway. Pastor Amy Heinz officiated. Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel, and also at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Denise was born on April 20, 1950 in Medford to Leslie and Loretta (Schmidt) Dray. She was a 1968 graduate of Medford Area Senior High. She married Kurt Staab on May 31, 1969 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford and he survives. Denise worked as a secretary for the Medford Area School District for 33 years, and also served as the town clerk for the town of Hammel. She was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church, where she served on church council. She loved flower gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, raising chickens, traveling and all things outdoors. Denise will be remembered as an excellent cook. She enjoyed volunteering at the Esadore Lake Youth Fishing Day.
In addition to her husband, Denise is 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, Wyo., 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, Colo., Kent (Darlene) Staab of Withee, Roger (Kris) Staab of Westboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Denise was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Dray; father and mother-in-law, Jake and Helen Staab; and brother-in-law, Roger Alger.
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. Online condolences can be left at

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