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In Memory of Rolland Staves


January 9, 1946 - August 14, 2019

Rolland (Ron or Rollie) Staves, age 73, of Prairie Farm, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

He was born January 9, 1946 at Durand to Roger and Estella (Kohn) Staves.  He grew up in several different places in Wisconsin, including Fairchild, Baraboo and Tilden.  He graduated from Chi-Hi High School in 1964. 

Rolland married Patsy Grensing on October 15, 1983 at the Foursquare Church in Barron.  They were married for 35 years. 

He liked to spend time with family, going to McDonald’s for coffee and men’s breakfast at Susie’s Restaurant.  For many years, you may have seen him frying onions at the Ridgeland Fair.  He loved to fish with his brothers and friends and did a lot of fish fries.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Patsy are daughters, Becky Staves of Menomonie and Jamie Staves of Prairie Farm; sons, Brandon Staves of Cameron and Jason Staves of Mauston; grandchildren, Jasmin Hockenson, Austin Ropes, Clay, Spencer and Shawn Staves, Mackenzie and Mikayla Schuldt; brothers, Calvin (Sandy) Staves of Chippewa Falls, Mark Staves of Superior, Roger Staves of Eau Claire, Dennis Staves of Chippewa Falls and Bernard (Sue) Staves of Ridgeland; sisters, Colleen (Donnie) Kolpien of Cadott, Carolyn Rodewald of Rice Lake and Yvonne (Clifford) Hakes of Cadott; sisters-in-law, Sue and Suzi Staves.  He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Judy; children, Rayne, Ryan and Ricky; brothers, David and Whalen; and sister, Deanna Durch.

Funeral services for Rolland Staves will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Foursquare Gospel Church in Barron with Rev. David Smith and Rev. Wayne Espeseth officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday before the service at the church.  Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery in Barron.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron. 


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