Edna Stark, age 85, of Winthrop passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, July 31, 2017, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Edna Hulda (Wendland) Stark was born on April 6, 1932, in Brownton, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Eddie F. and Emma (Furst) Wendland. Edna was baptized as an infant on April 24, 1932, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1946, both at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Penn Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She received her education in Brownton and was a graduate of the Brownton High School, Class of 1950.
On September 25, 1958, Edna was united in marriage to Lester Stark at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Winthrop. This union was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Carol. Edna was a loving mother and homemaker. Edna and Lester shared 40 years of marriage, before Lester passed away on June 21, 1999.
Edna was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota.
Edna loved to read, flowers, bright colors, dogs, going shopping, eating out, being outside and observing the outdoors, visiting with friends and visitors, cooking for her family, and baking, especially her Special K bars. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Edna became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop in December of 2015, and passed away there on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be her memory.
Edna is survived by her:
Grandchildren, Courtney Guenther of Fargo, ND, and
Cody Guenther of Lafayette, MN;
Son-In-Law, Douglas Guenther of Lafayette, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her Husband, Lester Stark; Parents Eddie and Emma Wendland; Daughter, Carol Guenther; Sisters, Evelyn Wendland, Delores (Hilmar) Leske; Sisters-In-Law, Delores Stark and Ethel Miller: Brother-In-Laws, Raymond Miller and Leonard Stark.