Jeanne Stark, 85Jeanne Louise (Fabeck) Stark, 85, died Friday, February 8, 2013.
Jeanne Louise (Fabeck) Stark, 85, died Friday, February 8, 2013.
Jeanne was born November 18, 1927 in St. Paul, the daughter of Benard and Myrtle (Tomai) Fabeck. She was raised in St. Paul and attended grade school at Saint Cecilia’s Catholic School and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul.
Jeanne was united in marriage to Lawrence “Bud” Stark on March 2, 1946 at the St. Paul Cathedral in St. Paul. After their marriage, the couple moved to Lake Elmo and then to Wisconsin, where they farmed and started their family. In 1959, the Starks moved to Kensington, where they bought a hardware store.
The family lived in two apartments above their store and during this time they had two different fires. The Starks saw firsthand the goodness of people as they helped the family during this tough time. They continued to run the hardware store until Bud’s death in 1994, and in 1995 Jeanne moved to Alexandria.
Jeanne continued to stay active by caring for four of her grandchildren and also other children in the area.
Jeanne will be remembered as a woman with strong faith and trust in God. She was a very strong, outspoken woman who taught by example. Jeanne never forgot a birthday of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved keeping up on current events, whether it was local, state or national. Jeanne also enjoyed doing laundry and ironing, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, playing solitaire, and loved to watch a good movie. She also made numerous pies and her famous baked beans for all family gatherings.
She is survived by her children, Ellen and Dan Walther of Bradenton, FL, Sue Green and Dub Weidenbach of Kensington, Marilu and Glen Belgum of Brainerd, Larry Stark of Kensington, Dorothy and Larry Sayre of Morris, Christine Stark of Alexandria, Noreen and Brian Thorpe of Renton, WA, Jackie and Dan McFarlane of Rochester, Annie and Jim Koranda of Alexandria, Mike and Paula Stark of Dayton; 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers and six sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud Stark; son-in-law, John Green; daughter-in-law, Eileen Stark; and foster son, Gerald “Jerry” Shaughnessy.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, February 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial was at Our Lady of the Runestone Catholic Cemetery in Kensington. Honorary pallbearers were her sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.