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Norman G. Staab

December 27, 1929 — December 2, 2014

Norman G. Staab

Norman Gilbert Staab, age 84, of Hays formerly of Russell passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Via Christi Village, Hays. He was born December 27, 1929 in Catharine, KS to Alexius and Celestina (Weigel) Staab. He graduated from Hays High in 1948. He was previously married to Jutta Hildegard Gerstner. He then married Cacilie Werle on May 26, 1984 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. He retired after 34 years from LTV Energy Products Company which is an oilfield supply firm. He was currently in the oil exploration and production business and is the owner of Staab Energy and Leasing. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays, 4th degree Knights of Columbus Victoria Council. He enjoyed collecting guns, hunting, photography, butchering, and especially spending time with his family. Norman was a US Army Veteran serving during the Cold war as part of the Army of Occupation. He was a life member of VFW Post 6240 in Russell, KS. During his membership he served at numerous levels including Post and District Commander. Norman served as National Commander-in-Chief of the the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars from August 1986 to August 1987, during which time he was blessed to have a private audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome He is survived by his wife, Cacilie of Hays; a son, David Staab and wife Kate of Arkansas City, KS; a daughter, Kathie Shump of Lawrence, KS; a step son, Andreas Hawthorne of Phoenix, AZ; two step daughters, Linda Dietz and husband Martin and Sylvia Nuss and husband Mark all of Rural Russell, KS; four brothers, Robert Staab of Tulsa, OK, Ervell Staab and wife Arlene of Omaha, NE, Dennis Staab and wife Rosie of Olathe, KS and Roger Staab and wife Verla of Hays; two sisters, Erlene Leiker and husband Joe of Olathe and Ruby Nowak of Russell. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Staab; a sister, Sr. Louella Staab and a grandson, Kyle Staab. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 5, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Russell, KS with military honors compliments of the Russell VFW Post 6240. Visitation will be held Thursday 5-8 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM at Brock's - Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine St Hays, KS 67601. A 4th degree Knights of Columbus rosary will be Thursday at 6:30 PM followed by a parish vigil at 7:00 PM all at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Immaculate Heart of Mary Building Fund or the Russell VFW Post 6240. Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com











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Visitation Thursday

December 4, 2014

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Recitation of the Rosary Thursday

December 4, 2014

6:30 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Vigil Service Thursday

December 4, 2014

7:00 PM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Visitation Friday

December 5, 2014

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM



2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601









Funeral Mass Friday

December 5, 2014

10:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

1805 Vine

Hays, KS. 67601

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