Delores A. ‘Oodie’ Stark


Feb. 13, 1931 - Dec. 31, 2012       



Delores A. ‘Oodie’ Stark (nee Downs), a resident of Mukwonago, passed away at Linden Ridge in Mukwonago with her devoted husband, Don, at her side Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the age of 81. Oodie was born in Troy Center on Feb. 13, 1931, the beloved daughter of Claude and Gladys (nee Knieret) Downs.


Oodie and Donald were united in marriage Aug. 29, 1950, and celebrated 62 wonderful, loving years together.


Oodie is survived by her husband, Don; her brother, Jerry Downs; and cousins, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


Oodie owned and operated the Beauty Bar from her home in Mukwonago from 1950 until 1994.


Per her wishes, no services will be held.


Don wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Linden Ridge in Mukwonago, especially the management team of Karen and Marsha and nurses Nikki and Jenny for all their love, support and hard work to make Oodie comfortable.


Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at