February 12, 1929 - January 22, 2016
Ralph Stark, age 86, of Menomonie passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie. Ralph Arthur Stark was born on February 12, 1929 in the Town of Sherman to Arthur and Ida (Beguhn) Stark. He attended Hilkrest Grade School and graduated from Boyceville High School. He married Delores Overby on May 9, 1952 at Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonie, WI. Together they had five sons. In his younger years, Ralph played and pitched baseball for the Lambs Creek Bears and Menomonie Eagles. He farmed in the Town of Sherman and many knew him from his employment at Menomonie Farmers Union Coop (Cenex) as a Petroleum Truck Driver for 38 yrs. He also served on the board of directors of the Menomonie Farmers Credit Union (Westconsin) and was a member of the Dunn County Fish & Game Club for many years. He loved to hunt, garden, make maple syrup and have an annual corn roast. He is survived by his wife, Delores of Menomonie, five sons, Richard (Gail) of Boyceville; David (Kelly) of Menomonie; Steven (Norma) of Boyceville ; Rodney (Brenda) of Boyceville; Gregory (Lisa) of Menomonie; 12 grandchildren, Stacy (David) Dummer; Kari (Brendan) Holloway; Jason (Sasha) Stark; April (Patrick) Geraets; Sarah (Casey) Card; Samantha (Tyler) Bird; Ryan Stark; Heather (Brian) Knutson; Cody (Ashley) Stark; Renee (Marshall Swenson) Stark; Rachel (Ben Danovsky) Stark; and Allison Stark; 15 great grandchildren, Chloe Dummer, Grady Holloway, Stella & Corbin Stark, Presley Stark, Braelyn Geraets; Jackson, Drake & Sullivan Card, Muriel Bird, Savanah & Ryleigh Stark, Caden & Mya Knutson, and Madison Stark. He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Teresa Halverson, Eileen Stark, Marlin Overby, Eugene and Janice Overby and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Edwin Stark, Walter “Bud” Stark, and Norman Ziehl; sisters, Gladys Ninas and an infant sister; sisters-in-law, Mabel Ziehl, Gloria Overby, and Maxine Overby; brother-in law, Lamoyne “Bud” Overby; and great granddaughter, Claire Dummer. Visitation will be at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie on Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00-7:00 and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services are Thursday, January 28 at 11:00 at Christ Lutheran Church, Wilcox Avenue, Menomonie with Pastor Jeanne Warner officiating. Burial will be at the Sherman Cemetery, Menomonie, WI.
Ralph Stark, age 86, of Menomonie passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the American Lutheran Home, Menomonie. Ralph Arthur Stark was born on February 12, 1929 in the Town of Sherman to Arthur and Ida (Beguhn) Stark. He attended Hilkrest... View Obituary & Service Information
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