Melly S. Staskal

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Melly S. Staskal, 76, of Bagley and formerly of Milton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, at her residence in Bagley. 

Melly was born on Jan. 9, 1943. in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of William “Bill” and Jane (Bailey) Hayward. She was united in marriage to Redgie Staskal on Nov. 18, 1962, in Maquoketa, Iowa. Melly and Redgie lived in Geneva, Ill. until moving to Milton in 1963. She began employment at Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson. She then worked at JC Penney in Janesville, where she ran most departments until her retirement in 1996, after over 40 years of dedication to her job. She and Redgie bought their first retirement home in Bagley in 1994. They enjoyed taking several vacations together and did extensive traveling over the years. Melly was devoted to her Lord and her husband Redgie. She was a member of the Eastern Stars, the West Grant Lionesses, and she attended various churches and believed God was wherever she was. Melly greatly appreciated the wonderful care she received from Erin Mausser and Homeward Bound. She will be remembered for her awesome personality and how she made everything life had to offer fun. 

Melly is survived by her husband Redgie; son Mark Staskal; very dear friends who have become family, Dennis and Dee Allen; three foster children, Justin and Jason DeLeon and Megan; two brothers; Greg (Laura) Hayward and Bill (Brenda) Hayward; and her in-laws, Greg Staskal, Steven (Betty) Staskal, Sandra (Dave) Hein, Lynn (Cherie) Staskal, along with several nieces and nephews. Melly was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marcy Staskal; sister, Cindy Lou; and sister-in-law, Jane Staskal.

Visitation and a brief funeral service were held on Tuesday afternoon, May 14, at the Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, May 16, at the Milton United Methodist Church, in Milton, with visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in the Milton Junction Cemetery. In lieu of plants and flowers, a memorial fund is being established in loving memory of Melly Staskal. 

The Larson Family Funeral Home, of Fennimore, and the Albrecht Funeral Home, of Milton, are assisting the family. 

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