In Memory of

Paul Stewart Stave

March 16, 1947 - October 29, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Paul Stewart Stave

Paul Stewart Stave

Born: March 16, 1947
Died: October 29, 2019
Age: 72

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Paul Stewart Stave was born, March 16,1947 at his grandma Anna and grandpa Louis Stave’s home in Sisseton, SD to Helen Pauline (Vollmer) Stave and Bennie Milton Stave. He spent his first years in Sisseton, and Kindred, SD and later lived in Circle, MT and Everette, WA where he graduated from high school and attended Evertte Jr. College for 2 years. Paul moved to Modale, IA to assist his father at the Modale Savings Bank and spent the next 2 years studying at Dana College in Blair, NE. He graduated with his BS in Accounting at Dana College. He was hired by Haskins and Sells, enlisted in the United States Air Force and married Janet C. Harker all in the first week of June in 1969. After four years of service his first son, Erik Paul Stave was born in 1973 in Topeka, KS. Upon returning to work at Haskins and Sells in Omaha his second son, Joel Christopher Stave was born in 1975. He moved his family to Spencer, IA and went into partnership with Merlyn Winther in 1978 forming Winther, Stave and Co. LLP.

      Paul was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council and Stewardship committees. Paul loved volunteering with the Y’s club, counting cash each day at the close of the Nutty Bar Stands. He later was elected to the Clay County Fair Board and worked for 9 years with the commercial exhibits. He loved the contact with all the venders and made many lifelong friends. Paul was a member of the Spencer Rotary Club, Iowa Board of Accountancy and NASBA, The National Society of Boards of Accountancy for nine years.

     Paul's favorite things to do included his yearly fishing trip to Halley’s Camp in Ontario, Canada with family and “special” friends.  Paul loved his motorhome and following his retirement 1/1/2011 he and Jan loved to just take off for “anywhere”. One of their favorite destinations was Decorah for trout fishing with his handmade flies and many coffee shop visits. Winters in Destin, FL with “snowbird” friends were special times for the last eight years.

      Preceding him in death were his father, mother, mother-in-law, father-in-law and a brother-in-law.

      Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jan, his two sons, Erik Stave and wife, Jennifer and Joel Stave and wife, Kari Lynn. Five precious grandchildren; Cole, Carson, Madison, Ethan, and Corinne; three sisters; Gay, Kay (Rick) and Jan; brother-in-law, Michael Harker; his special dog, “Ted”.

 

John 3:16

SERVICES
Celebration of Life with family present Friday, November 1, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Clay County Regional Events Center Arena.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:57 PM
“We are very saddened to hear of Paul's passing. We are vendors at the Clay Co. Fair - Our sympathies to everyone who knew Paul, as he will truly be missed by all. ”
- Dan & Sheila Bennett
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:09 AM
“Remembering all the baseball games and other activities our kids enjoyed.”
- Gary and Jan Pithan
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:03 AM
“Our sympathy to Jan, Eric & Joel for loss. Paul will truly be missed. God give you peace and comfort.”
- Dee and Gary Kilpatrick
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Jan & Stave Family, So very sorry for your loss of Paul. Hold tight to the memories. Mark & Sue”
- Susanne Hallett
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Our sincere condolences.”
- Donna and Bruce Osher
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:32 PM
“To the Stave Family and Paul's Friends
My heart goes out to all of you.
May God walk next to you and give you peace in your hearts.
He was a very good hearted man and a great business person.
He will be missed !

- Rhonda Olson
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:32 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you all remember your fun times!! God Bless your family!”
- Don and Mary Margaret Brockman
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:27 AM
“Jan / Erik / Joel - our heartfelt condolences on Paul's passing. Growing up, I always saw him as a stern businessman with a wonderful heart. To this day, I remember my surprise at seeing him step down from his motorhome in retirement wearing a tshirt and flipflops – beaming, without a care in the world. I'm grateful for the lessons he shared and miss you all tremendously.”
- Ben, Mandy, Cale and Quinn Jorgensen
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:01 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. Kathy’s mother was his aunt, Joyce and had many stories about watching Paul and his siblings growing up. Although we lost touch as cousins we will miss our connection through social media the last year. Surely he will be missed as a husband, father and grandfather as well as a good friend! May you rest in your heavenly home cousin, Paul. ”
- Jim and Kathy Hagen
Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“We are so shocked and sorry to hear this sad news. We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers and hope you will be comforted by your memories and love. ”
- Gary and DeAnn Swenson
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:25 PM
“I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with all the family. ”
- Candace Gray
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 6:14 PM
“I am so sadded to hear of Paul's passing. His smile and kindness will be so missed. I had so much admiration for Paul, he was so encouraging to be at Spudnuts at the fair. I will truly miss him buzzing around on his new electric bike that he was so excited about. Prayers to his family!”
- Leah Wyman
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 6:14 PM
“So sorry to hear about Paul and wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Craig and Patricia Stave
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:55 PM
“We are so sorry to read about Paul. Sending sympathy to all of you.”
- Tom and Donna Malmgren
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:55 PM
“Paul helped me in many ways throughout life! He will definitely be missed. Thoughts to his family during this tough time...”
- Lathe & Nicole Toft
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:54 PM
“Sending much sympathy and prayers to all of you in your loss.”
- Karen Vandersnick
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:54 PM
“My heart goes out to Jan and all of the Stave family. I am heart broken at the loss of my dearest friend Paul.”
- Jack Maxted
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:55 AM
“Our sincere sympathy goes out to you. May God surround you with comfort and peace at this difficult time.”
- Onalee & Russ Wright
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always”
- Debbie/Paul Brunner
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Jan, Eric,& Joel, We were so sorry to hear of Paul's sudden death. He was a great person and friend. May you know you are surrounded by God's love and may He comfort you during this trying time.
Terry & Pam Hopper”
- Terry & Pam Hopper
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the Stave family for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Dear Staves—We were so sorry to hear the news of Paul’s passing. He is fondly remembered as a fellow dad, Tiger fan, little league supporter, Spencer businessman and grandpa! Also well-known camper. Our sympathies to all of you. May he Rest In Peace. ”
- Mark and Sue Nothwehr
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Al and Charlie
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Jan, Eric, and Joel,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is I’m mt thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
- Barbara Ambrosius
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“Jan,Eric and Joel, I am so sorry to hear about Paul. May the arms of Jesus carry you through these coming days.Praying for you all.”
- Joannie Loring
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“To the Stave family. So sorry for your sudden loss, prayers for your family and hopefully peace within. A great man who will be missed by many....R.I.P. my friend!”
- John and Deb Harmelink
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“Jan, and family, We are so sorry for your sudden loss of Paul. He will be remembered so dearly by our family as he has always been such a great friend. He had such wonderful smile and both of you always took time to visit no matter where you were. We are praying for all of you and please know we are here if you need anything. Sending our love and prayers Carl and Laura Carlentini ”
- Laura Carlentini
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“Jan and family, please except my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Hold your memories close they will bring you comfort in the days ahead.”
- LuAnn Thomsen
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“Jan and family, we are so sorry to hear of Paul's sudden passing. We send our sympathies and prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.”
- Grant & De Linda Leu
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“To the entire Stave family I extend to you my sympathy and prayers of comfort. Find strength
in your friends and family and the community who admired Paul. Rest in Peace Paul.”
- mari lu larson
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:44 PM
“Stave Family:
We are heartbroken with you in this sudden loss of Paul. Praying for God's great comfort and peace to be yours.”
- Tim & Susan Christensen
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:44 PM
“Stave family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Paul will be missed by many!”
- Cheryl Hurst
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:09 PM
“Jan, Eric, Joel and family: So sorry to hear about Paul. May God wrap his arms around your family and comfort you through this difficult time. Prayers”
- Becky "Fear" & Mike Hatting
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