Neil Stark

September 12, 2018

BEEMER — Services for Neil Stark, 62, Beemer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Beemer. The Rev. Robert Mayes will officiate. Burial will be in the the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present 4-8 p.m. at Minnick Funeral Home in West Point. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

He died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.


Neil Lynn Stark was born on March 15, 1956, in West Point to Reynold and Helen (Fullner) Stark. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Beemer. Neil attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from West Point High School in 1975. In high school, Neil participated in wrestling. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a year.

After college, he worked on the Jim Troyer farm, for Schroeder Feedlots and the West Point Sale Barn. Neil began his welding career with Skip Schulzkump at West Point Welding. He later went to work at Jones Manufacturing/The Parts Junction in Beemer, where he was employed for 30 years.

Neil was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Beemer, Beemer Fire and Rescue for 25 years, was a charter member of the Silver Rock Canoe Club and belonged to the Beemer Community Theatre.

Neil enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, his nieces and nephews meant the world to him. He also enjoyed golfing. Neil was in the movie — “Indian Runner” — directed by Sean Penn.

Survivors include a sister, Dawn and Kevin Gall of Howells; a sister, Susan and Tim Schroeder of West Point; a brother, Steve Stark of West Point; a brother, Gary Stark of West Point; a sister, Carol and Hal Wagner of West Point; a sister, Donna and Mike Graybeal of West Point; and several nieces and nephews.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents and a great-nephew, Cody Troyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be designated to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Beemer Fire and Rescue. A luncheon at the Beemer American Legion Hall will follow the burial.

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