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Kenneth C. Starkman

October 23, 1928 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 88)

Kenneth Charles Starkman died peacefully on Tuesday September 19th at Southview Senior Living Center in West St. Paul, MN.

Ken was born in Ely, MN to Charles Starkman and Lillian(Aiti) Starkman (Rajamaki) on October 23rd 1928.

He married Alice Starkman (Keeling) on February 15th, 1958 in St. Paul, MN.

Ken was a past owner of The Chain Saw Shop, Starkman Oil and the Tamarack Resort on Burntside Lake all located in Ely, MN as well as Starky’s Convenience Store in Babbit, MN.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Masons, Shriners and the American Legion. 

Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a passion for all things horse racing. He spent many hours in his retirement handicapping thoroughbreds.

Ken is survived by his wife Alice Starkman, sons Ken Starkman and Jeff Starkman (Jessica), sisters Laverne Kuzma and Karen Jiacik (Rich) and grandsons Hunter Starkman and Garrett Starkman.

Burial with a brief graveside service will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN Friday - October 13th at 1:30 PM Assembly  Area # 4

 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 13, 2017

1:30 PM
Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55111

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