Paul L. Stark

SPRINGFIELD - Paul L. Stark, 93, of Springfield, passed away on April 18, 2013 at St. Johns Hospital. He was born October 19, 1919 in Westville, IL, the son of Austin and Mary Puscak Stark. He married Marilyn K. Wibble on June 11, 1944, she preceded him in death in 1994, he later married M. Catherine Ackerman.

Paul is survived by his wife Catherine of Springfield; two daughters, Dianne Stark-Vest of Dallas, TX, and Suzanne Stith of Clinton, IL; two step-daughters, Sheri Janson of Springfield, IL and Jean Schiltz of Prescott, AZ; four grandchildren, Jason and Gabe Stith, Sultana Vest and Dan Janson; and three great grandchildren, Hadley, Harper and Stone Stith.

Mr. Stark was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Elizabeth Stark; and one brother and sister.

Paul had served in the Navy for three years during WWII. He attended St Paul's Evangelical Free Church in Petersburg, IL and had been a trustee at the Sherman Library for 10 years. Mr. Stark had worked as Dept. Manager for the State of Illinois Retirement System for many years.

Funeral services will be held on April 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at the Mason City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Free Church.

Online condolences may be left for his family at

Hurley Funeral Home of Petersburg is assisting the Stark family with arrangements.

Funeral Home

Hurley Funeral Home - Petersburg
122 West Douglas Street Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-2500

Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 19, 2013