John D. Staiger, 90, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on October 4, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
He was born August 21, 1927 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Daniel Staiger and the late Julia Kline Staiger.
John worked in his early years at Irapinos Body Shop, then worked for Pullman Standard until its closing. From there, he was a custodian for the Butler Area Senior High School retiring in 2008. John attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. John enjoyed bowling, hunting with his son, fishing and cribbage. He liked to do wood working, building bird feeders and picnic sets. John took pleasure in feeding the birds, deer, and going for long drives.
John is survived by his wife Guretta Staiger, who he married on December 17, 1999; one son, Bruce Staiger and his wife Regina of Butler, PA; one daughter, Kathy Jonson and her husband Bill of Atwell, OH; four grand-daughters; four great grandchildren; two step daughters; five step grandchildren; one sister, Virginia McClelland of Butler, PA; one brother, Hugh Staiger of Palmyra, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jo Staiger and one brother, Merle Staiger.
Friends will be received Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately after visitation at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday with Pastor Ben Oesterling of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.