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Richard Allan Stark

July 1, 1952 ~ April 9, 2019 (age 66)
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Richard Allan Stark, age 66, of South Whitley, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in a car crash on State Road 14 near his home.  Mr. Stark was born July 1, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Richard A. and June L. (Cook) Stark.  He honorably served his county from 1970-1973 in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was employed with General Motors in Fort Wayne for 34 years.  He married Phyllis Greer on November 6, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Dick was an active member of the Columbia City American Legion Post 98, V.F.W. Post 5582, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, the 40 & 8 and the South Whitley AMVETS Post 2919.

Survivors include:    
Wife, Phyllis Stark of South Whitley.
Daughter, Crystal Greer and her husband, Jason Dear of Columbia City.
Son, Robert and Linda Nelson of Janesville, Wisconsin.
Daughter, Monica and Todd Tedeschi of Richfield, Wisconsin.
Daughter, Paulette and Dennis Bosmans of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Five grandsons, three granddaughters and three great granddaughters.
Sister, Donna Demko of Minnesota.
Brother, Bill and Brenda Stark of Minnesota.

A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM the American Legion Post 98, 430 West Business Hwy 30, Columbia City. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Columbia City Humane Shelter.

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