Beatrice C. Stark, 88
Beatrice C. Stark (Landwehr) of Kaukauna,
formerly of West Bend, passed away on Jan. 20, 2009, at the age of 88 at
She was born on Nov. 8, 1920, in Isaar to the late Joseph and Catherine (Eisch)
Landwehr, the ninth of 11 children.
Bea was joined in marriage to Eugene J. Stark on Sept. 27, 1941, in Isaar.
Eugene predeceased Nov. 15, 2006.
Before settling in West Bend in 1951, she lived in Appleton, Berlin and
Bea and Gene relocated to the St. Paul assisted living facility in
Kaukauna in August 2005.
Bea was a dedicated, spiritfilled mother who made home a comfortable place
to be. When her children were grown, she worked for the West Bend School
District with the foodservice department for 16 years prior to her
She found her relaxation in gardening (minifarming) and card playing,
excelling in both. Also, she loved to sew, knit and crochet, and made
crafts for many occasions and holidays.
She traveled some with her husband to visit children in Mexico, Costa Rica
and Hawaii following retirement, but found her greatest enjoyment living
simply in West Bend.
Survivors include five sons, Ronald (Joanne) of Seneca, S.C., James
(Cindy) of Superior, Richard (Marcy) of Lake Ridge, Va., Robert of Slinger
and Terry of Madison; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two
step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Fermanich of Appleton and
Myrtle (Eugene) Prisco of Pelham Manor, N.Y.; one brother, John (Marilyn)
Landwehr of Appleton; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son; five sisters, Josephine
(Alfred) Palmer, Lorraine (John) Rhode, Lucille (Victor) Lotter, Margaret
(August) Hack and Susie (Louis) Williams; one brother-in-law, Don
Fermanich; and one sister-in-law, Germaine Landwehr.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels
Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend, with Fr. Richard Wendell
Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery.
The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation
at the church only on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m.
The family has requested memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or
Holy Angels Parish.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.