Hap Stark - March 01, 2011Harold ‘Hap’ Stark, 97, of Aurora, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Hamilton Manor.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 7 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Dr. F. Cole Fowler will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Harold ‘Hap’ Leo Stark, the son of Simeon Louis and Eva May (Bedient) Stark, was born at Bradshaw on April 8, 1913.
Hap attended Shiloah Country School. He attended Bradshaw High School and graduated from Marquette High School in 1932. Hap began farming after finishing school.
Hap was united in marriage to Eva Mary Brooks on Oct.9, 1935 at Aurora. He continued to farm for another seven years before he began painting farm buildings. They moved into Aurora in 1945. Hap’s career also included exterior and interior painting of homes. He retired in 1978. Eva passed away on Oct. 27, 1997.
Hap belonged to the Aurora Lions Club and the Aurora United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed woodworking and carving.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Survivors include his daughter, Patricia (Hollis) Feeser of Rochester, Minn.; three grandchildren, Scott Feeser of Rochester, Minn., Kent (Liz) Feeser of Rochester, Minn. and Cheryl (Chuck) Smith of Minnetonka, Minn.; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Grayson Bauer and five step great-grandchildren, Amber, Jenny, Minda, Lucy and Erin.