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Ronald Stark, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.  He was 86 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Monday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be on Sunday, January 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.

In  lieu of flowers memories are preferred to the American Heart Association or Mora Lions Club.

Ronald Eugene Stark of Mora, MN passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 86 years old.

Ron was born on January 13, 1932 in Mora, MN to Wendla (Ryberg) and Harry Stark. He grew up on the family farm in Ogilvie, MN and was the youngest of three boys. He graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1949. After high school he attended Molar Barber School in Minneapolis and worked at the Wonder Bread Bakery while attending school. Upon graduating from Barber School he worked for Al Mosby’s Barbershop. In 1958 he opened his own barbershop and hired Denny Schulz. In 1973 they opened Stark and Schulz Barbershop and have worked together for 60 years.

Ron has been an active member of his community throughout his entire life. This included JayCees, Lion’s Club, Mora Chamber and Grace Lutheran Church. He was great at telling jokes and his hobbies included fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing, refinishing furniture and family camping trips.

Ron is survived by his wife Marian, brother Ervin Stark, sister-in-law Helen Stark, daughters Ronda Jannett, Karen (Brian Clark) Stark, Krista (Dan) Peterson, son Jeff (Bobbi) Stark, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Glen Stark and son Larry Stark.

Ron had a desire to serve others and was completely selfless in everything he did. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

26 thoughts on “RONALD STARK”

  1. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was Terry’s barber for so long, since I was a kid.
    He will be greatly missed.

  2. randy & matt Koch our deepest sympathies to Marion,and all of the stark family. Ron was a wonderful friend to myself and Matt and will be terribly missed.i don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer person in my life.

  3. We at the Cardinals nest will miss our smiling neighbor walking by. Ron was a Mora legend and will be greatly missed by many as he touched many hearts. Lynn Elling and Barbara Lee

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Marian and family. Ronnie was a wonderful man. We always enjoyed talking with him. One of our favorite people in Mora and definitely a legend. He will be missed.

  5. Marion and family, We are so sorry about Ron. We enjoyed knowing such a great guy during our years in Mora. We remember having a fun conservation with him at the fireman’s chilie dinner two years ago and I know the whole community will miss his humor at the barber shop. Love to you all, Merlin and Marilyn Smith

  6. Marian and family, our deepest sympathies. George and I had such a nice visit with Ronnie on Monday so glad we stopped to see him. He was a great guy. He will definitely be missed.

  7. My deepest sympathies to all the Starks. I will certainly miss my jovial Uncle Ronnie and his ever present sense of humor. My kids loved him as well always having great memories about him.

  8. Marian, My deepest sympathy to you and the family on your loss of Ronnnie. We shared many years of friendship with you. I know your strong faith will help you at this difficult time.

    Carol McGuire
    Townsend, Montana

  9. So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Condolences to all of his family and many friends. Everyone in Mora knew Ron and he will be missed by all who ever were fortunate enough to meet him and be embraced by his ever present warm smile and happy mild manner.

  10. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was one of the first people I met when we moved to Mora. He had to give me a shave the first time as I forgot to shave before I left Minneapolis to come up to work at Lucht Studio I had just purchased and playfully accused him of trying to cut my throat with his strait razor. as he did leave some blood. He will be missed in More for sure

  11. Our sympathy to Marion and family.Have many wonderful

    memories of times spent with you and Ronnie especially

    On Mille Lac Lake at the cabin. Thinking of you at this

    difficult time.

  12. My deepest sympathy to the Stark family. Ronnie was truly a fixture of the Mora community and will be dearly missed. I have very fond memories from a very young age, getting the summer “buzz cut”, right up through this past summer when I ran into Ronnie. He will be missed and always remembered.

  13. Sorry for you loss. He always had a smile on his face when I stopped in the barber shop. He will be missed.

  14. So sorry for your loss have had Ron for a barber for 45 years a great person. Will miss the funeral as I’m in Texas hugs to you all!

  15. We were so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s death. I remember him as a person with a great sense of humor and how much my dad and mom loved to go out to Fish Lake with him and Marian to dance. Our prayers go out to the whole family.

    Mary Sulerud (Miller) and Peder Sulerud.

  16. My deepest sympathy to the Stark family. Ronnie was truly a fixture in the Mora community. I have fond memories as a youngster getting my “summer buzz”, Ronnie always asking how baseball was going. He will be missed.

  17. God Bless the Stark family. It was my pleasure to know Ron. He truly is a legend who is loved by all. My last memory of Ron was eating Chinese – my choice of sesames chicken. He smiled that wonderful unforgettable smile & said: “this is really good”. I am praying for all of you. He will be deeply missed & will remain in everyone’s memory – a one of a kind. Carmen

  18. So sorry to hear about Ron. I had just met him and he was such a nice man. My best to the family.

  19. Marian and family

    So sorry for the loss of Ron. Our family will miss him as so many in our community will. When you have a friend of the family, especially one who is friends to three generations of it, you know you are a special kind of friend. From my mom and dad, to me, to my son. Ronnie could relate and share stories with all of us. May the peace of understanding give you comfort.

  20. So sorry to hear Ronnie’s passing. Just found out this morning. I have been looking for his truck so I could go in and get my new year’s haircut. Truly saddened. Condolences to the family ✝️

  21. Our deepest sympathy to the Marion Stark &Family.We were out of the country and shocked to see this page. Ron and family were a great inspiration in my life. Helpful, knowledgeable, and very funny. I’ve never forgot who
    took time for a game of catch to a kid on camping trips, when my father was to “busy”. And what he’s done for the community. He is deeply missed.

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