LITTLE PINE TOWNSHIP — Frank E. Starry was born on Feb. 20, 1920 in Little Pine Township, Crow Wing County, to Harvey and Alice (Packer) Starry. His mother died when he and his twin brother, Gordon, were born so they were raised by their Uncle and Aunt Frank and Irene Starry.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from April 1942— Oct. 1945. He married Eva L. Bodle on Jan 5, 1946, in Little Pine Wesleyan Church. Frank worked as a logger —Iron Mining— and Emily Telephone as a serviceman. He was a hunter of wild game and a fisherman. He loved to pick wild blueberries. He and Eva spent the fall of each year harvesting wild rice.
He was a member of the Emily Wesleyan Church. He spent the last four years of his life at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center, where he was well taken care of.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Eva; two sons, Michael (Judy) of Emily and Frank (Nathalie), of Puyallup, Wass.; two daughters, Marsha (Randy) Dauffenbach, of Burlington, Wis., Ruth (Don) Beckrich, Cuyuna; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceeed in death by two sons, Dennis Wayne and David Mark; four siblings, Victor and Gordon, Violet and Ura.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Emily with visitation one hour before the service. Internment at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Emily.
Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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