Debbie Kay Stark
Debbie Kay Stark
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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)


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J James, Katie, Nick, Ashley, Emily Stark on Jul 5, 2010

We will greatly miss Aunt Debbie. She was such a sweet, caring and gentle person. We feel comforted to know she is at peace in heaven. May we all remember what a wonderful woman she was.

P Pam (Spain) Wuertz on Jul 5, 2010

I had the privelege to have Deb as my supervisior at Mayo and the best I have ever had. Deb was always kind, careing, fair and could make me laugh on the most stressful of days. Deb, God broke the mold he made you. I know you and Jackie are getting things straighten up now that you are together. My prayers are with your family. Love and miss you Pam

P Patty Kammer on Jun 30, 2010

Deb smile, and warm will be missed by all. Thinking of you

A Al, Diane, Alex & Rachel Hultgren on Jun 30, 2010

Mt deepest sympathies on Debbie's passing her struggle this past year are now at end and she rests with our father in heaven.

M Medy Clemens on Jun 30, 2010

Every once in while in life someone crosses your path that impacts your life. Deb was such person. She was so wonderful to work with. She was a great teacher and was so knowledgeable that it made my job easier. And her humor lit up the atmosphere around her. She will truly be missed. My prayers are with her family and friends.

E Elizabeth & Nick Stokes on Jun 29, 2010

Kristin Wolff & Family:

We are so sorry for your loss. The Stokes family sends our prayers. I am so glad you got to make the most of the last 6 months and were able to say your goodbyes. Sorry we can't make it to the funeral.

Elizabeth, Nick, and Cole Stokes

L Larry Timmons on Jun 29, 2010

Deb was my supervisor for several years when I used to be a desk attendant. I never had a better supervisor in any job I have had over the years. She knew how to handle people and treated everyone fairly and was a friend. Her people were devoted to her and respected her greatly. She always cared more about you then herself.

M Mary Fredericken on Jun 29, 2010

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.

B Brenda on Jun 29, 2010

My deepest sympathies for your loss.

L Linda Stadheim on Jun 29, 2010

My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. It was a privilege to know and work with Debbie in GIH.

T Terri Mettler on Jun 29, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Debbie. She will be missed greatly.

T Tamara and Johan Spycher on Jun 29, 2010

Dear Family,

How I wish I could be there to encourage your hearts and share sweet memories of Auntie Debbie.

I feel comforted to know that We will see her again.

Aunt Debbie was a woman full of grace and compassion. We will miss her so much.

T Tamara and Johan Spycher on Jun 29, 2010

Dear Family,
I want you to know that I wish I could be there to encourage your hearts and share with you my loving memories of Aunt Debbie. As I rest in the grace that the heavenly Father has promised that his people are with him after death here on earth, it is still sad because of the missing piece or part that the loved one has for those of us that remain. What I can say is that Aunt Debbie was a compassionate woman, with a great sense of humor and she was full of grace and tenderness. I miss her and wish to say good bye.

M Mary Schumann on Jun 28, 2010

Deb was a wonderful happy person. I've known her for many years and feel very priveleged to have helped care for her in her final days at Season's Hospice. She never lost her sense of humor and she made it easy to be around her despite her devastating illness. She holds a special place in my heart. I know her legacy will live on in her children and grandchildren. I hope we can celebrate her life and not grieve her death. That is how she would want it.

P Pat Pretzer on Jun 28, 2010

All my prayers, thoughts and sympathy to all of Deb's family. I worked for Debbie for quite some time at Mayo, and I admired her very much. She was a very caring and thoughtful and fun person. I will miss her very much. She was so brave and strong through these last months of her journey through this life.

Love and miss you Deb.

Pat Pretzer



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