Timothy J. Staley

Jun 8, 2019
Staley, Timothy


11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Grace Fellowship Church, 1760 Williston Avenue in Waterloo


Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 and an hour prior to the services Thursday, all at Grace Fellowship Church.


Memorial Park Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Grace Fellowship Church, 1760 Williston Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701.


Timothy J. Staley, age 72, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

He was born February 27, 1947 in Decorah, Iowa, the son of Earl “Ray” and Lucille A. Kafka Staley.  Tim graduated from South Winneshiek High School in Calmar, Iowa with the Class of 1965.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Loras College in Dubuque in 1969 and his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa.  Tim married Carol Jean Hoffert and they were later divorced.  Two children were born to this union, Michael and Julie.  He married Cindy E. Smock Brace on December 3, 1994 in Waterloo.

Tim was Director of Black Hawk County Relief Office for many years and then worked in outreach for Black Hawk/Grundy Mental Health Center until his retirement.  He was an active member of Grace Fellowship Church in Waterloo and enjoyed flower gardening, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Cindy of Waterloo; a son, Michael Staley of North Liberty, IA; two daughters, Julie (Jhong) Tanay of Independence, IA and Julie Brace (Boyd) Borton of La Porte City, IA; a son-in-law, Jeff Aufdencamp of Columbus, OH; a daughter-in-law, Mandy (Tom) Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, IA; eight grandchildren, S. Gabrielle Aufdencamp, Kohl Aufdencamp, Hannah Borton, Sam Staley, Lizzie Borton, Aaron Tanay, Jon Borton, and Paige Staley; a sister, Deborah Staley Buchheit of Center Point, IA; a brother, Galen (Deann) Staley of New Hampton, IA; two sisters-in-law, Deb (Tom) Jarnagin of Marysville, WA and DeeAnn (Jim) Koch of Oshkosh, WI; two brothers-in-law, C. Dean (Deb) Smock of Buena Vista, CO and D. Kent (Caitlin) Smock of Waterloo as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jodi Brace Aufdencamp; a sister, Victoria Staley Rosenberg and his father-in-law Howard Smock.

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  1. Christy | Jun 12, 2019

    Cindy and family,

    Our hearts are breaking at Tim's sudden home going. May God's peace fill your mind and give you strength!  So many precious memories with you and Tim.  He will not be forgotten and we cherish our times together in our Growin' Group and more!  Love and Blessings,  Kevin and Christy Eichelberger   

  2. Christy | Jun 12, 2019

    Cindy and family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.  May God's peace fill your mind and soul.  Tim was an amazing man.  We treasure our memories of him and time spend together in fellowship and growth in God's word!   Much love and hugs!  Kevin and Christy Eichelberger

  3. Cynthia Mealhow | Jun 11, 2019
    So sorry for your loss Cindy and family— may his memory be eternal in your hearts.  
  4. PJ | Jun 11, 2019
    Tim was a gentle man.  He loved his family with all his heart.  We spent time with Cindy and Tim at many of Mandy's family events.  Tim was a kind and gentle man.  RIP Tim.  You will be missed.
  5. Sheri Lund | Jun 11, 2019

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Hold tight to your memories and know he is still with you. I will keep all of you in my prayers  

    All my love

    Sheri (Huegel) Lund

  6. PJ | Jun 11, 2019
    Tim was such an amazing man. Loved how he loved Cindy, with all his heart.  It was so evident when they were together. I loved how he loved Mandy and her family....we spent many times together at Mandy's and some of Sam's events.  Beautiful man that will be missed on so many levels.  RIP TIM GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.
  7. Maribeth Arthur | Jun 11, 2019


    I am so sorry you lost the love of your life. Prayers to your entire family. 🙏

    Maribeth Arthur

  8. Stephanie Lechtenberg | Jun 11, 2019
    Deb and Galen so sorry to hear of Tim's passing.  Life is so hard .  Prayers to all his family.
  9. Bianca, Don and Josephine Grimm | Jun 11, 2019

     We were so sorry to hear of your great loss.  Julie, you and your family have been so near and dear to our hearts and lives for so many years we all know the love and admiration you have for Tim.  I only met him a handful of times but I always knew him to deeply love and care for you all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you as is our time and love when you need it.



    Bianca, Don and Josephine Grimm 

  10. Sarah | Jun 11, 2019

    Julie and Aaron,

    My thoughts and prayers are with the two of you.



  11. Cheri & Charlie Payne | Jun 10, 2019

    How do I even begin to express the hole this leaves in our heart with saying good-bye to "Timmy" as I liked to call him?!  25 years our family was blessed to share with him.  Know that he was loved deeply and his giant awesome smelling bear hugs will be greatly missed! 


    Love from Houston.....

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