May M. Stark

May M. Stark

GIBBON — May M. Stark, age 94 of Gibbon died peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake. Pastor David Drager will officiate, and burial will follow in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in rural Buffalo Lake.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon and continue from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the church in Buffalo Lake.

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May is survived by her daughters, Myra Stark of Somerset, Wisconsin, Marlene (Joe) Huffman of Hutchinson; sons, Michael (Nancy) Stark of Arizona, and Matthew (Becky) Stark of Gibbon; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin in 2016; daughter, Mary Stark; son, Mitchell Stark; sisters, Daisy Zander, Sadie DeYoung, Irene Larson; and brothers, John and Cecil Larson

May Marion Larson was born May 23, 1924 in Winthrop to Albin and Ellen (Carlson) Larson. She attended grade school in Winthrop. Prior to her marriage, May worked for Jostens in Owatonna, and Sears in Minneapolis. On July 16, 1945, May was united in marriage to Marvin Stark at the courthouse in Gaylord. This union blessed the couple with six children whom together they raised on their farm in rural Gibbon where Marvin farmed, and May raised their family. After her children were raised, May went to work at Green Giant in Glencoe, and later Hands Incorporated in Winthrop. May and Marvin later retired in the 90s. Besides her work, there were a variety of activities that brought May great joy in life. Countless hours were spent tending to her beautiful gardens in the summertime. Many beautiful memories were made over the years on motorcycle trips with her husband Marvin, as well as her annual field trips with friends to a variety of wonderful locations. Her distinctly beautiful whistle will forever be remembered by her family while she gathered eggs. Few knew this, but May was a talented artist sharing many beautiful drawings with her family. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a past 4H Leader. Besides all of her work, and all of her travels, what brought her the greatest joy in life was her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her best. Blessed be her memory.