Charles O. Starks died in Port Orford, Ore., March 10, 2013.

He was born Feb. 25, 1939, near Mabel to Clarence and Gladys (Vickerman) Starks.

He grew up in the "Big Woods" area and attended school in Newburg and the Mabel High School.

He served in the United States Army.

He lived in several places but mostly in the Mabel area and Owatonna where he worked in roofing. He enjoyed reading and growing roses.

He is survived by his children, Peggy Robin, Timothy Charles, Michelle Elizabeth, Kim Renee, Troy, Joel Robert, Corey Theodore and Christen Marie; several grandchildren; two sisters, Irene (Donald) Brumm of Decorah, Iowa and Helen Ostby of Chatfield and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Morin.

Memorial service for him will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Newburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Stoeger officiating. Burial will be in the Prosper Cemetery.