Donald Eugene "Starky" Starkweather age 85, of Marengo, Iowa, died, Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Rose Haven Nursing Home. Graveside Memorial Serives will be 11:00 a.M. Friday, September 18, 2015 at Bishop Cemetery, rural Marengo with Rev. Anni Mingin officiating. There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established.
Donald is survived by four sisters; Violet (Marvin) Anderson, June Schwertfeger, Rose Frondle, and Lovell (Donald) Slaymaker, all of Marengo, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Velma Birch, and Margaret in infancy, and three brothers, Robert, Alfred, and Jerry.
Donald E. Starkweather was born August 10, 1930, in Genoa Bluff, the son of Roy and Nora Stanton Starkweather. He attended the Amana country schools. Donald worked for the City of Marengo for several years. He also did seasonal work for Pioneer, sorting corn. Donald enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, planting numerous trees, harvesting firewood, whittling wood and making crafts. He loved his old time music.