William Starr

Obituary of William F. Starr

William F. (Bill) Starr, 77, of Florida, formerly of Winamac, IN passed away at 3:08 PM Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Halifax Health Hospital in Port Orange, FL.  He was born on October 15, 1943 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Frank and Josephine Kurry Starr .  On October 11, 1961, William married his high school sweetheart, Darlene J. Hoffmann  in Centerville, IL.  Darlene died April 21, 2017.

Bill was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac, IN and the NRA.

Bill was retired from Plymouth Tube Co in Winamac. He had worked there for 41 years.

Bill enjoyed hunting, target practice and fishing. He loved to exercise frequently. Bill liked to spend time on the beach in Florida. He was an avid poker player.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


He is survived by:

Billy Starr, Winamac, IN Son

Tracy Starr, Elkhart, IN Son

Dana Marie Starr (Jerri), Elkhart, IN Daughter

Darren (Myra) Starr, Winamac, IN Son

13 Grandchildren

24 Great Grandchildren

Marlene Parsons, Collinsville, IL Sister

Richard (Lee) Starr, Swansea, IL Brother

Several Nieces & Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Frank & Josephine Starr, Parents

Darlene J Hoffmann Starr,  Wife

Jeffery Starr, Son

Crystal Starr, Daughter-in-law

Cortney Starr, Granddaughter

Brandon Starr, Grandson

Dale Parsons, Brother-in-law


Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, May 28, 2021 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac, IN with Pastor Tom Woodley officiating.


Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EDT Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN and one hour prior to services at the church Friday. 


Burial will take place at Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac, IN.


Memorial Donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church. 


Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States


11:00 am
Friday, May 28, 2021
St. Luke Lutheran Church
721 S Market Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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