Frank Joseph Star Jr., age 72, of Staunton, IL, formerly of Madison, IL and Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO. Frank was born on March 23, 1945 in Madison, IL, a son of the late Frank Star Sr. and Helen (Lacuniak) Star.
On October 17, 1964, Frank married Shirley Jean Bell, the love of his life, in Madison, IL. He had retired as a lead man in the sheet metal department from Boeing Corporation, formerly McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO, after forty-seven years of dedicated service. Frank was an outdoorsman and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, later on in life, Frank enjoyed watching and attending motorcycle races with his buddies. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Frank loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by one daughter, Dawn Smith, and his in-laws, Harry and Mildred Bell.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Star of Staunton, IL; loving daughters, Laura (Stacy) Marshall of Wilsonville, IL and Patty (Eric) Odom of Staunton, IL; sister, Pat (Bob) Ennis of O’Fallon, IL; proud grandfather to Alexander Odom and Jessica Odom both of Staunton, IL; extended family and many wonderful friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Siteman Cancer Center or to BJC Hospice and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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