Richard "Dick" Stark, age 73 of Hastings, died peacefully at home following an extended illness on Monday evening, July 8, 2019.
Richard Donald, the son of William B. Sr. and Elvira M. (Hoffman) Stark, was born on August 12, 1945, in Hastings, Minnesota. Following his graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1963, Dick continued his education at University of Wisconsin ~ River Falls. Dick worked at Central Natural Gas Company for a brief time, Red Owl Grocery for ten years, and eventually began working for the FAA Flight Service. Throughout his career, Dick worked at Minneapolis Flight Service, Redwood Falls Flight Service, and Princeton Flight Service where he retired in 2001 as Flight Service Manager. Dick loved boating, motorcycles, cars, and target shooting at the gun club. He will always be remembered as the Superman of our family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother-in-law, Thomas Pechacek.
Dick is survived by his siblings, John W. (Karen) Stark, Robert Stark, William B. Jr. (Debbie) Stark, Thomas C. (Julie) Stark, Kenneth R. Stark, Sharon D. (Richard) McInnis, and Judy D. (Herbert Jr.) Steinke; and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
A special thank you to Jennifer McKinney, Karen Stark, and Mindy Harger CNP, for your love and care you provided to Richard.
A Traditional Latin Funeral Mass will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, with Father Gerard Saguto, FSSP, officiating. Interment will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Cemetery in Hastings.
Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation for one hour prior to Mass at church on Thursday, and to a reception following the interment at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings.
Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.
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