CLAM LAKE, Wis. — Orland L. Staves, 70, of Clam Lake passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis.

Orland was born Oct. 26, 1947, to the late George and Mildred (Schlichter) Staves in Black River Falls. He was raised in Humbird, Wis., where he attended elementary school and graduated from Alma Center High School. Following his graduation from the CVTC in Eau Claire, Wis., he was an apprentice for three years at FMC in Minnesota, to earn his journeyman machinist certificate. He returned to Chippewa Falls, Wis., working 25 years at Extrusion Dies, before he co-founded Allied Dies in 2001.

On April 19, 1969, he married Peggy Janke at Fairview Catholic Church, outside of Humbird. He was an avid outdoors-man who enjoyed everything about being in nature; boating, fishing, trapping, hunting, and just exploring. He loved passing on his passion to his grandchildren, teaching them how to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Todd (Jennifer); daughter, Jodie (Trevor) Malicki; grandchildren, Nicholas (Anitra), Nathan (fiancé, Marissa) and Brennon Staves, Cody and Tori Benz; great-granddaughter, Dazie Benz; sisters, Diane (Phil) Gryczkowski, Peggy Casper (Dennis), and Anita (Jake) Johnson; stepfather, Virgil Hill; many other family members and friends.

Orland was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Dale and Jim.

A celebration of life held Thursday, Nov. 16, at Evergreen Funeral Home, with the Reverend Robert Hoekstra officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

To send your condolence to the family, please visit our obituaries at www.evergreenfuneralhome.com.

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