Margaret V. Staack

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Oran: Margaret Veronica Staack age 87 of Oran , died Thursday March 23, 2017 at Tripoli Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of natural causes.

She was born July 22, 1929 in rural Fairbank the daughter of William and Blanche (Shannon) Kane. She married LaVern Staack on October 4, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence. He died September 10, 2003. Margaret is survived by two daughters; Kathy Staack (Lon her significant other) of Cedar Rapids and Diane (Scott) Danner of Tripoli; five grandsons; Travis (Marcia) Greco of Ankeny, Gabe (Shannon) Greco of Huxley, Tony (Jessica) Greco of Des Moines, Jared Danner of Ames and Logan Danner of Tripoli along with eight great-grandchildren; Sophia, Grady, Reed, Owen, Zander, Autumn, Brenna and Paris. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law; Helen and Merlyn Cummings of Santa Barbara, CA. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Joe Kane, three sisters; Agnes Kane in infancy, Genevieve Gritton and Kathryn Reith.

Margaret worked for 34 years as a custodian for Wapsie Valley Community Schools. She and Lavern farmed for many years in the Oran area. She loved working in the field and always kept informed on farm markets. She also enjoyed politics and kept up on current events. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She kept her sense of humor to the end. Margaret had a strong faith in god and was comforted by him during her hardships.

Services: 10:30 am Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank.

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, March 27, 2017 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Parish Rosary: 4:45 pm Monday, March 27 at the Funeral Home.

Burial: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Fairbank.

Memorials may be directed to the family

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  1. Diane and Kathy and family, So very sorry to hear of Aunt Margaret’s passing. I wish I could be there… I will remember all the good times we all had including staying summers with your mom and dad and helping with both of you when you were little. I remember staying in the little trailer they lived in and taking showers at the school. I also remember when they were living in the basement and building the house. That is just some of the memories….keep all of them in your heart!

  2. Dear Diane, My sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Your parents were special people and role models of us. Joan Lau

  3. Kathy and Diane, I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family. Margaret was like a second mom to me. She made it fun for us to be friends. She and Lavern both were wonderful and caring to my mom and dad as they grew older. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane Olivia Reith Sethney

  4. Let me first start by offering my condolences on the passing of your Mother. I know you don’t know me but I was searching for information about my families farm in Fairbanks Iowa, and your Mom’s obituary came up. My Mom is Patti Shannon, she is the daughter of Gilbert (Toby) Shannon and Frances Shannon. My Grandfather is the brother of your Grandmother Blanche. I would love to connect more with you if you would like. Please feel free to contact me by email, I would love to hear from you!

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. May fond memories of Margaret bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)

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