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Francis "Fran" Winfield Staley

February 25, 1942 ~ April 7, 2020 (age 78)


Francis Winfield “Fran” Staley, 78, Prudenville, died April 7, 2020, at home.

A private family service will be held, with Pastor George Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Roscommon Twp. Cemetery, Houghton Lake.  A public Memorial Service will be held this summer, following the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions.  Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, the Roscommon County Commission on Aging or Houghton Lake United Methodist Church.

He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Midland, the son of Arthur and Viola (Draves) Staley. He and Jeannie Cambridge were united in marriage Oct. 17, 1959, at Houghton Lake.

Mr. Staley worked for the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office for 37 years, first as a deputy, then a sergeant and then undersheriff, eventually serving as sheriff, starting Jan. 1, 2008. He received many awards and recognitions.

He attended Houghton Lake United Methodist Church and was a member of the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks and Houghton Lake Masonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Arthur and Violia Staley; in-laws, Al and Helen Cambridge; brothers, Doug Staley and Dennis Staley; sister-in-law, Sally (Cambridge) Sutkus; brother-in-law, Ron Robinson; and nephew, Craig Robinson.

Surviving Mr. Staley are his wife, Jeannie; children, Tamara (Jack) Heckaman and Marcie (Joe) Allgeyer; grandchildren, Kyle (Brianna) Heckaman, Molli (Travis) Breen, Brooke Allgeyer and Haley Allgeyer; great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Arthur Heckaman and Lilly Breen; siblings, Ruthann (Vern) Soderman and Lynn (Joann) Staley; brother-in-law, Al (Pat) Cambridge; sisters-in-law, Treva Robinson, Linda (Noel) Griffin and Barbara Staley; and any nieces, nephews and friends.

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Munson Healthcare Hospice
1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City MI 49684

Roscommon County Commission on Aging
PO Box 824, Roscommon MI 48653

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church
7059 W. Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake MI 48629

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