He was born Sept. 6, 1956 in Linton to William L. and Eva Mae (Dailey) Staisch.
He was a correction officer at the prison in Carlisle. He is a member of Linton First Christian Church, and a former member of Lincoln Christian Church where he had been a deacon. He formerly was a member of the carpenters union, and he graduated from Central High School in Switz City in 1974.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" (Clifford) Staisch; three children, Wendee Staisch, Dugger, Tomi (Brad) Dodson, Houston, Texas, and Lacey (Lee) McDonald, Linton; grandchildren, Luke, Noah and Lane; three sisters, Freeda "Jeannie" (Jon) Hiatt, Jasonville, Loretta Emery, Martinsville, and Shirley Fulk, Clay City; mother-in-law Sandra Clifford, Switz City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at Lincoln Christian Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 with Cliff Gano and Warren Shake officiating.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, and at Lincoln Christian Church at 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will be in Walker Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Research.