George D. StarihaGeorge D. Stariha, 81 of Shoreview, Minn. passed away on Sept. 15, 2013.
George D. Stariha, 81 of Shoreview, Minn. passed away on Sept. 15, 2013.
He was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Life will not be the same without him.
George enjoyed working 43 years with the Burlington Northern Railroad. His caring ways, his sense of humor and infectious smirk will always be a part of us.
Preceded in death by parents, first wife Marilyn, infant son George, stepson Michael Hayes, sisters Barbara Dekrell, Julia Swanson, and Gertrude Berg.
Survived by loving wife Ruth, children Susan (Edward) Krenz, Stephen (Corinne), Scott (LouAnn), Sara (Rodney) Ellison, Shawn (Kimberly) and stepdaughter Kelly (Preston) Howe. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brothers James, Clarence (Phil), Frank, Paul and Stuart, sisters Katherine, Mary, Florence, Janet, Beatrice, Lucille, Marcella, and Victoria, and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, from 4-8 p.m. at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 Highway 96 W, Shoreview, Minn. 55126 (651)482-7606. Rev. Ron Olson will be speaking at 6 p.m. and also a time of sharing will follow.
A celebration of George's life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Christian Center, 7777 University Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, Minn. (763)784-7777 with visitation one hour prior. Internment will be at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids, Minn. www.holcombhenryboom.com