Jenny L. Staley, 80, of Firestone, CO died at her home on June 24, 2013.
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Jenny was born on July 4, 1932 in Salem, SD to Alma Lee and Kathrine Lucille (Reedy) Wheeler. She grew up in McCook County in South Dakota and graduated in 1951 from Canova High School and then attended Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, SD.
Jenny was married on May 12, 1952 in Salem, SD to Derald "Bud" Staley. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. She owned and managed numerous restaurants in Eastern South Dakota, including Staley's Café, The Prairie, Elks Club and the Country Club in Brookings and the Normandy in Sioux Falls before retiring in 1990. She moved to the Longmont area in May 2013.
Jenny enjoyed bowing in her young adult years. She enjoyed needlework, loved a good card game and traveling to see family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were her focus during her retirement years.
Jenny is preceded in death by her parents, husband Derald, daughter Vi Norder, son-in-law Bob Bruns and grandsons Nathan Bruns and Travis Staley.
Jenny is survived by son Derald L. (Renae M.) Staley, daughters Judy A. Bruns, Lesa J. (Charles) Anderson, Lori L. (Lloyd) Lammers and grandchildren Matthew and Patricia Bruns, Jessica and David Staley, Geneva Anderson, Jim and John Norder and Heather and Keith Lammers, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 27 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, CO, the family will be present to greet friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, June 28 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Longmont. Inurnment will take place at a later date in South Dakota. Memorial contributions may be made to a
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326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501
Published in The Argus Leader on June 27, 2013