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Lois Joeann Stark

Obituary for Lois Joeann Stark

October 5, 1934 - January 17, 2019
McHenry, Illinois | Age 84

Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Lois J. Stark, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019, at The Cottages of Fox Lake. She was born October 5, 1934, to the late Elmer and Rose (nee Laufenbuger) Williams, in Highland Park, IL. On July 3, 1954, she married the love of her life, Ralph Stark, Sr.
Lois enjoyed going to the casino and watching movies. She was also known for being an exceptional cook. More than anything, Lois loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving children: Pat (Jim) Miller and Ralph Jr. (Judy) Stark; dear grandchildren: Becky (Mike), Jeff (Katie), Greg (Lisa), Rachel, and Matthew; and cherished great-grandchildren: Nathan, Emma, Dylan, and Madison.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph, Sr., and sister, Marilyn.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 9am until the time of Funeral Service at 11am, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lois' name may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2100 Sanders Road, Suite 100, Northbrook, IL 60062.
For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063.

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    Northbrook, IL 60062

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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