Della L. Stayback

Della L. Stayback, 80, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 30, 2020.


Della was born October 8, 1939, in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Louis and Rafka (Chamoun) Joseph.


On June 10, 1961, in Michigan City, Della married Lawrence J. “Casey” Stayback who survives along with two daughters, Jodi (Joseph) Pucel of Knox, Indiana and Melissa (Erik) Huhnke of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; a son, Lawrence J. (Christina) Stayback Jr. of Angola, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Jackie) Stayback, Bradley (Lindsey) Stayback, Ryan (Taylor) Stayback, Robert Pucel, Rebecca Pucel, Christopher Huhnke, & Casey Marie Huhnke; a brother, Shomon Joseph Sr. of Yucaipa, California; and several nieces and nephews.


Della was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Rebecca Stayback; a son, John Stayback; sisters, Sarah Ackil, Mary R. Joseph, Raheal Chaffin; and a brother, Tony Joseph.

Della was a cafeteria cook with the New Prairie School system for 15 years. She was a member of St. John Kanty Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary Society.


Due to the Covid-19 virus a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Kanty Catholic Church will be celebrated at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Kanty Catholic Church, 7012 N. 600 E., Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371 or The SHARE Foundation with the Handicapped, Inc., PO Box 400, Rolling Prairie, Indiana 46371.


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