Eileen M. Starry, 96

Eileen M. Starry, 96
New Hope, MN formerly of Long Prairie

July 20, 1915 ~ April 5, 2012

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie for Eileen M. Starry, age 96 of New Hope, MN, formerly of Long Prairie, who passed away on Thursday, April 5th at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope. Pastor Andrew Brown will officiate and burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie. Friends and family may call from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.

Eileen Mary Isensee was born on July 20, 1915 in Annandale, MN to the late Charlie and Mary (Blizil) Isensee. She married Frank (Mike) Starry in 1933 and they lived in Pennington, MN, before moving to Long Prairie. They also lived for a while in Round Prairie, before moving back to Long Prairie in 1981. Eileen’s hobby was collecting dolls, in which she had a collection of over 300. She also enjoyed the Homemakers group, volunteering at the Senior Center, being a member of TOPS, and the bible study group at First Baptist Church. Eileen was an avid bowler, bowling on two teams, and most weeks, subbing on a third team through the age of 80. She moved to Minneapolis in 1998 where she enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Eileen is survived by her children, Delores Wolfarth of Coon Rapids, MN, Marilyn (LeRoy) Motzko of Plymouth, MN, and Merle (Norman) Wright of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Lisa Wolfarth, Lynn (Steve) DeMarais, and Mary (Matt) Enlund; great grandchildren, Jack and Ben DeMarais, Tanner Palm, and Addison Enlund; sisters, Gladys Gorman of Virginia, MN, and Virginia Johnson of Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank in February of 1981; grandson, Mark Wolfarth; sons-in-law, Richard Wolfarth, and Walter Oates; four brothers, and three sisters.

Casketbearers will be Ben DeMarais, Jack DeMarais, Steve DeMarais, Tanner Palm, Matt Enlund, and LeRoy Motzko.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to First Baptist Church in Long Prairie.

Obituary and guest book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com