John R. Stark

John R. Stark, 90, of West Bend, passed away on Friday April 24, 2009, at Ivy Manor in Campbellsport.

John was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Milwaukee to the late Robert and Laura (nee Petri) Stark.  John served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On Jan. 19, 1946, John was united in marriage to Marion Elizabeth Huth at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bayview. Marion preceded him in death on July 17, 2008.  John worked as a meat cutter before he went on to work for Babcock & Wilcox.

John was a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Allis and a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church-Cedar Lake.

He is survived by his two sons, Michael (Jerrolyn) Stark of Mukwonago and Robert (Lynn) Stark of Green Bay; two grandchildren, Cassandra and Kimberly; two great-grandchildren; Kristine and Jason; his sister, Helen Huth of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marion; and brother, Bill Stark.

A funeral service in remembrance of John will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. Paul Reede will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ivy Manor for the loving care John received.

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