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3/25/2013 11:30:00 AM
Dale Staples
Dale Staples
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Dale Staples

Dale Lee Staples, 56, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Friends are invited to visit with Nancy and family to give hugs and celebrate Dale’s life by sharing memories 4-8 pm Thursday in Grant Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton.

Dale was born Aug. 14, 1956, in Rapid City, S.D. to Roger and Wanda (Ballard) Staples. Dale grew up in Dover while attending Princeton schools, and graduated from Princeton High School.

He was a retired union brother from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge 60, Morton. Dale was an accomplished wood craftsman, while he also enjoyed the outdoors, hiking the Hennepin Canal, morel hunting and making jelly from his raspberry bushes.

Dale is survived by his fiancée, Nancy Lueken of Princeton; three brothers, Gary Staples (Dianna Olson) of Walnut, Russell (Rita Renz) Staples of Morrison, Colo., and Keith Staples of Dixon; three sisters, Connie (Paul) Ellison of Franklin Grove, Sandra (Rocky) Cook, Austin, Texas, and Cindy Staples (Jeff Miller) of Columbia, Pa. Dale was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society which will go to Lung Cancer Research.

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