STAPLES - David A. Starkka, age 53, of Staples, former longtime resident of Brainerd, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Staples Care Center. He has gone to be with his Lord. David was born in Brainerd July 21, 1953, to Ralph and Marlys Starkka. He took many post-secondary classes. His interests were in journalism, astronomy, science fiction and religion. He had a special interest in family photography and videos. As a member of Temple Baptist Church, David was involved in church activities and Bible studies.
Survivors include his father, Ralph (Cindy) Starkka, of Brainerd; sisters, Bonnie Starkka, of Baxter, and Nancy (Patrick) Quance, of Staples; three nieces; two nephews; a great-niece and three great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlys; and sister, Grace.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Temple Baptist Church, 923 Oak St., Brainerd, with Pastor Bob Evans officiating. Visitation will be the hour before services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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