ROCHESTER, MINN: Debbie Kay Stark, 60, died Friday, June 25, 2010 at Season's Hospice. Debbie Schottle was born in Comfrey, MN. On July 26, 1949. She graduated from Comfrey High School. She attended SW State in Marshall, MN. And Graduated from St. Cloud State with a degree in Elementary and Special education. She taught Special Education for two years at St. Joseph School near St Cloud. She married Douglas Stark, April 25, 1970 in Comfrey, Mn. She and her husband moved to Rochester. Mr. Stark is employed at Rochester City Delivery. Debbie has worked for the Mayo Clinic for over 35 years and currently was a Research Study Coordinator. Survivors include her parents, Harold and Idelle (Hultgren) Schottle, Comfrey, MN; her husband, Douglas, Rochester, MN, two sons; Michael (Lisa) Stark, Rochester, MN, Alex Stark of Rochester, MN, a daughter; Kristin (Matt) Wolff, Victoria, MN; grandchildren, Ethan Wolff, Tyler and Zachary Stark, a brother; Lanny (Elizabeth) Schottle, St. Cloud, MN. She was preceded in death by a son, Eric; and her grand parents. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Zumbro Lutheran Church the Reverend Vern Christopherson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010 in New Hope Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery in Comfrey, Minnesota . In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Zumbro Lutheran Church, Mayo Hospice or Season's Hospice. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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There are no words to help ease the pain, or make sense of this. It was such a pleasure working with Debbie, she always had a smile, and such an easy relax way about her. She was a great friend, and she is missed. I know she is safe and with out pain in the arms of our father. I pray for comfort for all the family and friends. Her memory will live forever with in each one of us.