Arnold (Sparky) F. Stark, Jr., 68, of Hubbard, Nebraska, formerly of Martinsburg, NE was called home by the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family at a Sioux City hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE with Rev. Joan Frenzel officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in rural Allen, NE with military rites conducted by the Allen American Legion Post #131, assisted by the Ponca American Legion Post #117 . Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, May 11, 2012, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be posted at www.mohrfuneralhome.com.
Arnold was born March 26, 1944 at home on the farm at Martinsburg, NE, the son of Arnold (Smokey) and Alberta Stark. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsburg. He attended grade school in Martinsburg and high school in Ponca, graduating from Ponca High School. He served in the Army as a radio operator and was stationed in Germany, earning the rank of SPEC 4 before he was honorably discharged.
He married Margie Adams on April 6, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsburg, NE. The couple lived in rural Hubbard before moving to Hubbard in 1980. Arnold worked for 30 years for a feed company in South Sioux City before retiring in 2002.
He was a member of the Ponca American Legion Post #117.
Spark felt so blessed. He loved and cherished Marge, his children and grandchildren, and the time he spent with them. He had an easy-going, fun-loving personality, and believed in a hard day's work. He enjoyed the outdoors and took pride in maintaining the yard. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Margie; son, Travis (Mandy) Stark of Lincoln, NE; daughters, Kari Stark and fiancÃ©, Tom Giles and Ashley Stark, all of Omaha, NE; 2 granddaughters, Hannah and Hailey of Lincoln, NE; brothers, Charlie (Vicky) Stark of Americus, KS, Richard (Carmen) Stark of Martinsburg, NE, Robert (Bill) Stark of Dakota City, NE; sisters, Sharon Scott and Linda Makousky of Martinsburg, NE; brother-in-law, Larry Lueth of Wakefield, NE; aunts, Minnie Camerer of Ponca, NE and Hazel Breisch of Sioux City, IA; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Lueth; and brothers, Gary and Roland (Ed) Stark.
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Margie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Spark. He was "one of a kind" always friendly and willing to help out in what ever way he could. I have been thinking about all of you (and old times together) visiting and ... more
So sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
May God wrap His loving arms around all of you at this difficult time and bring you peace as only He can. You are in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ashley and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories get you through this difficult time. Also remember that you are loved by many and thought of often.