Arthur Starman

Born: Wed., Aug. 1, 1923
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church Golden

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church Golden

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   Mr. Arthur "Art" Starman, 89, of Golden, Illinois, died at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday (April 17, 2013) in the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden.

   Born August 1, 1923 in Mendon, Illinois, Art was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Holtschlag Starman Sr.  He married Doris J. Barrigar on October 11, 1947 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives.

   Art devoted his life to volunteering.  He served as a youth group leader at Elm Grove Methodist Church where he and his "farm hand Doris" made their living for 38 years on their farm.  He was a 4-H Leader for the Shiloh Straight Shooters and helped to organize weekly men's club gatherings at Good Shepherd Home and assisted with their van trips.  A highlight of the last several years has been to bake up to six batches of chocolate brownies each week and then cut them and put in zip lock bags labeling them "Art's Brownies".  He would then deliver them to his family and friends and on his many doctor visits.  He enjoyed seeing smiling and happy faces especially when the children would see the white paper bags.  He received "Volunteer of the Year" award from the Golden Shepherd Home in 2004.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden, the Augusta and Golden Lion's Club, was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan and loved to travel with his family.  He and Doris celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries with family reunion's in Las Vegas.

   At the age of 54 Art was paralyzed from the neck down with Gullian Barre Syndrome. He showed his true determination and grit by learning  to crawl and walk again.

   Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris; two daughters, Sandra Kessler (Frank) of Macomb, IL and Carol Cory (Dr. Fred) of Kalispell, MT; three grandchildren Liz Jensen (Mark) of Austin, Texas, Neil Kessler (Rita) of Birmingham, AL and Mathew Kessler of San Francisco, CA; three great grandchildren Jessica Jensen, Heather Jensen and Anajulia Kessler and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Starman was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Starman and Edward Starman Jr; and two sisters, Virginia Dreyer and Leona Starman.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden by Pastor Linda Murray.  Burial will be in the Golden Memorial Gardens.

   Visitation will be Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at Immanuel Lutheran  Church in Golden.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements.
   Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden, IL or to Blessing Hospice or the Golden Good Shepherd Home.

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Greta Pridemore
   Posted Fri April 19, 2013

I am so sad for you and your family's loss. However, I am glad to have known the "Brownie Man"! I treasure our memories of you bringing him to therapy. I bet Art is enjoying those legs working in heaven! We shared many a smile. Thank you for that. And prayers for your sorrow. Love, Greta

Herman Braggs
   Posted Sat April 20, 2013
To the Family of Arthur Starman, This is a very sad time for those who knew and loved Arthur. When we lose a loved one to death, it leaves a void in our lives. We mourn the loss of our loved one because our hearts and minds tell us death is not right. Death is of course God’s enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Therefore, God in his infinite wisdom has made arrangements through his Son Christ Jesus to restore paradise and resurrect our loved ones. May this Bible knowledge comfort you as it gives hope for a future when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3, 4; Matthew 5:5). My deepest condolences.

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