Ralph A. Starman
1937 — 2014
Ralph A. Starman, 77, of Grand Island died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Grand Island Veterans Home, with his family at his side.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Todd K. Philipsen officiated.
Burial was at the Grand Island Cemetery, with military honors rendered by the United Veterans Honor Guard and Nebraska National Honor Guard.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 22, with a Christian Wake Service at the church.
All Faiths Funeral Home was serving the family.
Mr. Starman was born June 23, 1937, at Raeville, the son of Henry and Mary (Oberbroeckling) Starman.
Survivors are his children and their spouses, Debra Brokenrope of Aurora, Ronald and Deena Starman of Grand Island, Angela and Doug Woodward of Grand Island, Roger and Tonya Starman of Grand Island, Randy and Julie Starman of Doniphan and Julie Kleint and her friend, Barry McGooden, of Grand Island; brothers, Raymond, Jerome, Sylvester and Henry; sister, Mary Margaret Starman; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Wilfred, Vincent and LaVerne; sister, Mildred Henke; and son-in-law, Godfrey Brokenrope.
Ralph was raised in the Raeville area, graduating from St. Bonaventure at Raeville.
He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Latzel. Ralph was employed by Green Bear Frame and Axel for over 32 years.
Memberships include Blessed Sacrament Parish, Dannebrog American Legion and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Some of his enjoyments included bowling, hunting, playing pitch and Saturday afternoons socializing with family and friends at a place with the “coldest beer.”
Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com
Ralph A. Starman