Marilyn J. Stach, 79, of Cambridge, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dawn Keenen officiatd. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 16, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Ambulance Service.


Marilyn J. Stach, 79, of Cambridge, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dawn Keenen officiatd. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 16, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Ambulance Service.

She was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Andover, the daughter of Orlo E. and Myrtle H. (Robinson) Vincent. Her father died when she was very young and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Martin P. Johnson. She was educated in the Andover area schools and graduated from Orion High School in 1948. She married Stanley Stach Oct. 14, 1949, in Geneseo. He died Dec. 18, 2004. The couple moved to their farm in Cambridge Township in 1961. She worked in the Chip Shop in Cambridge for Novak Cleaners. She also did cleaning services for area doctor’s offices and the funeral home. She was a member of the Cambridge Lutheran Church and she was a former member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge No. 990. Her hobbies included sewing, crafts, cooking and going to yard sales and auctions. She especially enjoyed making Christmas ornaments for each family member every year. She also enjoyed eating out with family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters and a spouse, Roselyn and Dan Maeltzer of Osco, Michelle Stach and Paula Stach, both of Cambridge; a son and spouse, Robert and Julie Stach of Cambridge; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Gary; two sisters, and two brothers.