Richard Wesley Starck, 87, died unexpectedly February 20, 2021 at Golf Coast Hospital, Ft. Meyers, FL. He was born on August 1, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the son of Fred and Leona (Schade) Starck. Richard graduated from Steinmetz High School. Richard married his high school sweetheart, Arline on December 8th, 1951. They celebrated 60 years of marriage before her passing on April 5, 2012. He married Nancy Olsen on August 1, 2014. Richard was an avid singer and member of the Octones and his church choir. His hobbies included softball, basketball, fishing and he took up golf in his senior years. Richard worked for Illinois Bell until his retirement. Was co-owner at Lift System with his son in 1987, selling in 1998 and reopened under Lift Works in 2003 where he worked until his passing. He was known for his dedication to church, his commitment to work, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He put a lasting effect on everyone he spoke to.Loving Father to Laura (Steve) Valenta, Martin (Julie) Starck, Paul (Gloria) Starck, Diane (Bill) Wendel. Thirteen grandchildren, Michael, Briann, Heather, Jennifer, Andrew, Amber, Cerissa, Rebecca, Robert, Emily, Ryan, Matthew and Elyse. Twenty-five great-grandchildren. Sister, Judith Ely (Starck) and sister-n-law, Lynn Starck. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Arline and Nancy, sister Shirley and brother Kenneth.Visitation: Due to Covid restrictions the services will be private.Those who wish to remember Richard in a special way make gifts in his memory to APDA American Parkinson Disease
Published by News-Herald from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2021.