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Stephen James Staab

April 19, 1958 — December 22, 2022

Oakland, TN



Stephen James Staab, 64, of Oakland, TN, formerly of LaSalle, IL, died December 22, 2022, at 2:56 am at St. Francis Hospital, Bartlett after a brief illness. Stephen was born April 19, 1958, in LaSalle to Leonard and Henrietta (Egan) Staab.  

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael, and Robert. He is survived by his wife, Kellie English Staab, Oakland, sons, Matthew of LaSalle, and Corbin of Oglesby, and stepdaughter, Rachel (Timothy) Leslie of Colorado Springs, CO. He also leaves behind his 18- year-old cat, Smudge and his 2-year-old Boxer, Ali. 

Stephen was a 1976 graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School. He was a big sports supporter there with season tickets every year to football and basketball home games. Even after moving to TN, he listened to or watched every game he could find.  

Stephen graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1987 and worked as a funeral director for more than 30 years, several at his own funeral home in LaSalle, Shimkus-Helmer-Staab. He continued to serve families from Ptak Funeral Home before retiring in 2019.  

A celebration of Steve’s Life will be Saturday April 22, 2023, Open House from 3-8 PM at Fire on Fifth (Located in the Atrium at Westclox) 300 5th Street Peru, IL. 

Ptak Funeral Home assisted the Family with the arrangements. 

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