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Florence Starck

January 18, 2019
Traer Star-Clipper

Florence Marlys Starck was born May 14, 1928 in rural Gladbrook, Iowa. She was the daughter of Peter and Clara (Paustian) Schlicht. Florence received most her education in Gladbrook and graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1945. On November 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clarence "Sam" Starck. They made their home on the farm for one year before moving to Traer. Sam and Florence operated Starck's Plumbing and Heating business until moving to Waterloo in 1963. They returned to Traer in 1965. Florence utilized her bookkeeping and organizational skills working with Sam at their business on Main Street in Traer. She also worked at Geerlings Feed Mill in Waterloo and at Vokoun Company in Traer. Florence enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, and playing cards.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband Sam, her infant son, Carey, her parents, her sisters Leila Seda and Shirley Aswegan, and her brother Leonard Schlicht. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Carol Ogborn of Glen Ellyn, IL and Donna Starck (Paul Clark) of Ames, IA, grandchildren Tom Ogborn, Gretchen (Ron) Madsen, Allison Ogborn, and Laura Ogborn, and great-granddaughters Elsa Madsen and Presley Madsen.

Florence's family would like to thank the caregivers at Bethany Life for the years of care they provided for Florence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Bethany Life Employee Appreciation Fund or the Ripley United Church of Christ.

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