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George Starks

George I. Starks

October 1st, 1939 - July 10th, 2022

George's Obituary

George I. Starks, age 82, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday morning, July 10, 2022, in South Haven, MI.

Honoring George’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Future Farmers of America. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.newellchapel.com.

George was born on October 1, 1939, in Kalamazoo, MI. George grew up in Paw Paw and attended Paw Paw Schools. Growing up on a dairy farm, George worked as a farmer most of his life. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting with his muzzle loader.

George is survived by his long-time life partner, Kathryn (Krumrei) Kirby; his children, Theresa Starks, Sandy Starks, Jacqueline Starks, George Starks Jr., Edward Starks and Joseph Starks; Kathryn’s children, Kenneth (Jody) Kirby, Firehawk Warner, Tony Kirby, Jeffrey (Sally Durtz), Andrea (Nathan) McKellar, and Andrew (Jessica) Kirby; numerous, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, William (Sally) Starks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vedah (Johnson) Kirby; daughter: Georgia Starks; and Kathryn’s daughter: Shirley Winton.

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