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Angela Staples

November 15, 1959 — June 15, 2020

Morris, MN

Public graveside services for Angela Staples of Morris, MN will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Artichoke Lutheran Cemetery, rural Chokio. There will be a public visitation on Tuesday, June 23rd from 10:00 a.m. at 1:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.

To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available with the obituary on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute and/or webcast of the service that may be available. Check the funeral home website for the latest COVID-19 update.

Angela Stephanie Edlinger, daughter of Walter and Irmgard (Koller) Edlinger, was born November 15, 1959 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. When she was seven months old, her family moved to Austria and when she was two years old her family settled in Minnesota.  She grew up in North East Minneapolis, Faribault and Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1977.  She was united in marriage to Todd Staples on September 12, 1982 at First Lutheran Church in Morris.  The couple spent ten years in Waseca and later returned to their roots in Morris, Minnesota.  Angie worked at Bremer Bank in the Insurance Department for 17 years.  In January of 2012, Angie was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.  She never let her diagnosis hold her back and never let cancer define her.  Angie put up a courageous fight for eight years, five months, never giving up! She enjoyed repurposing items, refinishing furniture and most of all, spending time with her grandkids.

Angie died on Monday, June 15, 2020 at her home in Morris, surrounded by her family. She was 60 years old.

She is survived by her husband: Todd Staples of Morris; two children: Stephanie (Chad) Hoberg of Hancock and Benjamin Staples of Williston, ND; five grandchildren: Boe Staples, Jeramee Hoberg, Daytona Hoberg, Lane Hoberg and Shelby Hoberg and grand-dog: Ruger; two sisters: Margit (Tim) Ryan of White Bear Lake and Walli White of Lauderdale, MN; father-in-law: Stanley Staples of Chokio and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and mother-in-law: Janet Staples.


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Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Artichoke Lutheran Cemetery

600th Ave, Correll, MN 56227

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