Gale Wayne Staples

  • Born: February 21, 1950
  • Died: October 7, 2020
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


STERLING – Gale Wayne Staples, 70, of Sterling passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Gale was born in Sterling on February 21, 1950, the son of Wayne Staples and Janet (Billings) Love. He was a US Army Veteran. Gale married Corina Marquez on September 21, 1988 in Las Vegas, NV. He was employed as a highway maintainer with the Illinois Department of Transportation and retired in 2011. Gale greatly enjoyed all sporting events, and was an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique cars, and driving his Corvette and motorcycle. Above all, Gale's greatest love was for his family, and he spent many hours coaching his daughters and attending their little league t-ball, softball, and basketball events.

Survivors include his wife, Corina Staples of Sterling; three daughters, Abbigale Staples of Colona, Alexandrea (Denzel Jones) Staples of San Antonio, TX, and Nikki Tintori of Rock Falls; one granddaughter, Zelandrea Jones of San Antonio, TX; and two sisters, Marsha Jensen of Sterling, and Gail (John) Sigel of Rock Falls.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Masks will be required and social distancing in effect for a gathering of family and friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Military honors will conclude at 7:00 P.M.. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.