Edward James Staehlin, Sr.

  • Born: January 11, 1944
  • Died: December 28, 2017
  • Location: Wanatah, Indiana

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family


Edward J. Staehlin, Sr.
A resident of Wanatah, IN formerly of Park Forest, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at age 73. Husband of Patty Staehlin; former husband of Diane; Beloved father of Edward (Beth) Staehlin, Jr., Donna (Jeremy) Bell, Angie (Brian) Stark and Caily Hilliar; step-father of Scott (Karen) Proper and Brian (Mariana) Proper; Beloved brother of Bob (Linda) Staehlin, Ron Staehlin, Jim (Ieva) Staehlin and Bill (Lorrie) Staehlin; Proud Papa of Nicole, Charlie, Kyle, Jory, Jack, Jillian, Grace, Ethan, Phoebe, Gabriel and Zayden; Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Frances Staehlin. Edward worked for the Federal Railroad Administration as a Chief Hazardous Materials Inspector. He was an avid volleyball player, enjoyed bonfires, gardening and trains. He will be most remembered as a loving family man, known for his generosity, kindness, and willingness to lend a hand to anyone at any time. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 AM, Rev. Brian Stark officiating. Interment will follow to Chapel Garden South, Oak Lawn. The committal service will be held in the Mausoleum Chapel (indoor). In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism Cares Foudation P.O. Box 180 Richboro, PA 18954 would be appreciated. For more Info: www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225