Arthur C. “Art” Stark, 87

August 8, 1931 - March 13, 2019

Hastings resident Arthur C. “Art” Stark, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at
his home.

Memorial Service with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard is 10:30 a.m.
Monday, March 18, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar
officiating. Art was cremated. His ashes will be spread to the winds at his favorite fishing
spot in the world. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501
Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Sunday with family present
3-5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private
condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland
Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Art was born on August 8, 1931, in Bach, MI to Carl & Mary (Rehr) Stark. He was a
member of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Texas from 1952-1958. On August 21, 1955,
he married Jeanne Ellis at First Christian Church in Kearney, NE. Art and Jeanne lived in
Detroit, MI where Art worked with Teamsters Union 229. In 1960 they moved to
Hastings where he worked for Naval Ammunition Depot until it closed. He then worked
for Central Community College until his retirement.

After his retirement, to keep busy, Art worked as a loader driver at Consolidated
Concrete in Hastings. He finally retired in 2017.

Art was a member of Faith Lutheran Church since 1962. He was a member of the
American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, where he was past Commander. He
loved hunting and fishing and passed that love on to his children and grandchildren. Art
loved gambling, drinking beer, and practical jokes. He was a good man, husband, father,
grandfather, and great-grandfather. We will miss him.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, Carl & Mary Stark; three brothers, William, Ed,
and John; and eight sisters, Lillian Irion, Betty Stark, Martha Schenk, Alma Boitos, Ruth
Kastraba, Lydia Stark, Elsie Stark, and Dorothy Stark.


Wife of 64 years: Jeanne Stark – Hastings, NE
Daughters: Jane Werner (David) – Omaha, NE
Jackie Waite (Tyler) – Hastings, NE
Janice Melander (Mike) – Hastings, NE
Sons: Randy Stark (Kathy) – Omaha, NE
Bradley Stark (Hollie) – Hastings, NE
Mitch Stark (Connie) – Hastings, NE

Grandchildren: 19
Great-Grandchildren: 17
Brother: Herbert Stark – Pigeon, MI

Beloved caretakers and friends: Patrice & Jeff Wallace – Hastings, NE
Numerous Nieces & Nephews