William “Bill” Staats, 64, of Loogootee

William “Bill” Staats, 64, of Loogootee, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born on December 27, 1953 in Gentryville, Indiana to Charles and Irene (Ermert) Staats.

Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He worked at Midwest Shuttle for nearly 20 years. He was a member of the National Guard in Jasper for 8 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Irene, and his daughter Ann Bratton.

Bill is survived by his wife, Geraldine Staats of Loogootee, his sons; William Charles (Angela) Staats of Dubois, John Staats of Loogootee, his grandchildren; Emily Bratton, Chase Bratton, Nick Henry, Brittany Staats, Katie Staats, Matthew Staats, Kendall Staats, Zackary Staats, his great- grandchildren Noahh Gallas, Grayden Staats, his siblings; Doris Brown (Charles) Dale, In, Edna (Charles) Hubert of Tell City, Charles Staats Jr. of Jasper, Sharon Staats of Cannelton, Brenda Meserve of Tell City, and his step- mother Clara Staats of Tell City.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, Indiana with Bro. Matt Merold officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Blake Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M until 7:00 P.M and again on Saturday from 9:00 A.M until the time of service.

Online condolences can be made at ww.blakefuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.