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John Edward Starkenburg

April 18, 1916 May 2, 2008
John Edward Starkenburg
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Obituary for John Edward Starkenburg

Worthington, Minnesota
 

     John Edward Starkenburg, 92, died on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota.
     John was born on April 18, 1916, in Orange City, Iowa.  He married Marie Klaassen on January 18, 1938, in Sibley, Iowa.  They lived in Worthington for 70 years, or all their married life.
     John drove truck for several trucking firms before ending his career with Murphy Motor Lines.  He was awarded a plaque in honor of his “Two Million Miles” with no accidents.     
     John is survived by his wife, Marie; one daughter, Lillian (Gil) Johnsson, of Chamberlain, SD; a sister, Christina Jacobsma and a brother, Richard Starkenburg of Sibley, IA, as well as many nieces and nephews.
     A private family burial was held on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
 
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington was in charge of arrangements.

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