Daniel (Dan) Starck of Fairfield Glade, formerly of Deerfield, IL, passed away March 26, 2005 in Florida surrounded by family. His memorial service was held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on April 2, 2005. The Rev. Greg Neuzil officiated with Deacon Mark Fredrick assisting. Burial was in the church columbarium.
Mr. Starck was born in Chicago, IL, on March 18, 1927, the son of the late Walter and Margaret Starck.
He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson where he majored in business. He was the president of Local 189, SEIU, in Chicago where he also served on the board of the Union Health Center, the Union Eye Clinic and as a member of the Union/Employers Health and Welfare board. He was a member of St. Francis Church.
In Fairfield Glade he was a member of the Friendly Foes Golf League and co-founder of the Tee-timers Golf Group. He also founded the Peleliu Survivors Marine Corps group that has met annually for 20 years nationwide. He was a history buff, enjoyed theater, nature, reading and was probably happiest when “planning the next trip” as travel was very important to him. He thoroughly relished his life in the Glade and the family time he spent in the home he built on Moccasin Lake, WI.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Polly; sons, the Honorable Christopher C. Starck (Laura) and Peter D. Starck (Beth); daughter, Laurie Sirus (Rick); and seven grandchildren. His brothers, Marce, Ralph and Walter, predeceased him. His sister, Dorsey Johnson of Cherry Hills, CO and Maui, HI, survives.
Mr. Starck was a warm, loving and loyal husband, father and friend and will be deeply missed. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County.