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Steven M. Staley

Steve passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at his home in Otsego.

He was born December 31, 1957 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert Sr. and Dolores (Clugston) Staley. Steve proudly served his country in the U.S Army. He worked maintenance for an apartment complex in Kalamazoo and was also a longtime union painter.

In his spare time Steve enjoyed growing plants, working on cars, painting and listening to rock & roll music. He liked spending time and keeping in touch with his family. On September 13, 2002 in Allegan he married Anna Town who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Shyla (Jack) Brown of Stockbridge, Chelsey (Dustin) Staley, Brittany Staley and Benjamin (Crystal) Staley all of Lansing; 3 step-children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother, Dolores Staley of Delton; siblings, Jeff and Jerry Staley both of Florida along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, son, Jesse and siblings, Bob Staley Jr. and Joy Duane.

Friends may visit with Steve’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with celebrant Nyla Merrill officiating.

Burial will follow at East Hickory Corners Cemetery.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to

Disabled American Veterans

or the Otsego VFW Post #3030 Memorial Brick Program.

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March 22, 2023 at 7:19 pm

You were a great friend back in our school days, which I am sure you carried it with you through the years. RIP my friend!


Lou oviedo

March 23, 2023 at 6:54 am

My condolences to the Stanley and Bruner family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers going to you all. RIP Steve. We’ll miss you. Thank you so much for the memories.


Lauri (Meyer) Connor

March 23, 2023 at 6:57 am

Ann and the Staley Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Steve and his Dad did something for me that was life changing and I will never forget that. I could never thank them enough! RIP Steve


Brian Arehart

March 23, 2023 at 9:25 am


I am so sorry to read of Steven’s passing.

Brian Arehart


Peggy Thompson

March 23, 2023 at 10:03 am

Anna & family,

My thoughts & prayers are with you… May all your great memories help you during the hardest time…

Just seeing this picture brings back school memories of Steve always smiling …and his good sense of humor..


Jeff Staley

March 23, 2023 at 10:22 am

We will miss you Steve. I am sure your children and grandchildren will also. Rest in Peace; you lived a good life.


Ronnie Marks

March 23, 2023 at 6:17 pm

Very sad news to hear that Steve has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with the Staley family during this time of loss. Steve was a good dude with a great sense of humor. We shared a lot of laughs back in our school days and after. Rest In Peace, Steve!!!!


Patti & Ralph Rybicki

March 24, 2023 at 10:37 am

Dee and family my heart is breaking to hear of Steve passing. No words can help with such a loss. Praying for strength to find a way.


Rick Root

March 24, 2023 at 10:19 pm

Union Buddies


Brittany staley

March 29, 2023 at 1:41 pm

I love you dad. You got me through the toughest times. U never stopped believing in me, and that’s ALOT to someone like me. I love u dad. Fly high. Love, britt


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