Mrs. Stauder was a homemaker. After raising her seven children, she helped care for her grandchildren. Over the years, she enjoyed playing bingo with her sister Mary Jane, fishing, bowling, while her faith in God guided her in daily prayer for her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary, nee Wershing, Meirink, six brothers, Walter, Robert, Maurice, Joseph, Arthur and Alfred; two sisters, Mary Jane Forness and Sister Dorothy Meirink; two granddaughters, Amelia and Bailey McCoy; and a great-great granddaughter, Hayden Gaskill.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Leo J. Stauder, whom she married on January 5, 1950;
five daughters, Mary Jo Gaskill of Belleville, IL, Christine (Dave) Gruenke of Franklin, TN, Susan Ryan of St. Peters, MO, Lisa (Mike) Bayley of Godfrey, IL, and Jane (Wayne) McCoy of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Jim (Janis) Stauder, of Swansea, IL, and Scott (Cindy) Stauder of Shiloh, IL;
a sister, Alice Twenhoffel of Belleville, IL;
and a brother-in-law, Leroy Forness of Belleville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Chestnut Health Systems of Belleville. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.