AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.