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Donald Eugene Starr

Donald's life began on August 15, 1934 in Hiawatha, KS.  He was the son of Percy and Dola (Burnett) Starr.  Donald was a 1952 graduate of Herington High School.  Shortly after high school graduation, Donald enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for four years of honorable duty, then transferred to the United States Air Force in 1956 until his retirement in 1973.  After serving his country for 22 years, Donald went on to civilian life taking a few jobs until he started work for the Herington Police Department and served the community of Herington for 17 years. Donald was united in marriage to the former Jennifer Ward on June 4, 1960 at the Baptist Church in Herington and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage.   Never one to sit idle, Donald loved running errands around town or to the other side of the county.  He knew someone everywhere he went and enjoyed each conversation he had along the way.  Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He referred to being outdoors in God's creation as his "Sunday" church.  His greatest joy was his family which includes his wife Jennifer Starr of Herington; children Cindy Starr of Herington and Paul (Brenda) Starr of Burdick; grandchildren Crystal Phillips of Herington, Briar Starr of Burdick and Dalton Starr of Oakwood, GA; great grandchildren Mia Lee Cambron and Paschaul Herrera V.  Donald passed away on February 29, 2020 at Valley View Senior Living in Junction City.  He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Edwin Starr.  His family will gather with friends on Friday at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington for his memorial graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Air Force.  Yazel- Megli- Zeiner Funeral Home, Herington is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Donald's name may be directed to the Parkinson Foundation or Accord Hospice.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Donald at www.ymzfh.com.  

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Dont worry Don... I'll put the pennies n the catch pail. U are greatly missed..now u have a great day my favorite fella n may you rest n peace!

Jennifer Madron Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

I love you and miss you. You were loved by many people and many miss seeing you. But you are in a better place and you are with love ones that have passed on. Love you

Cindy Starr Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

This man my Grandfather was a big part of my life! I can remember whenever I got into trouble when I was little my mother would take me to Grandpa And Grandma house. As soon as I walked into the door he would be sitting in he chair in the corner of the living room looking over his glasses. Never would say anything right away, Because he knew that look over the glasses put the fear of god into me!!! Then when I would be dropped off in the morning so I could get on the bus, I would remember him like clock work walk out the door go get his morning newspaper and donuts and he would always have one waiting for me to get up and ready for school and watch scooby doo. He always took walks down the street and all the cat would follow... This man had a BIG roll in my life! And my children got to spend as much time as they could with him and I thank god for that! My Grandfather was my Hero I will miss him terrible as so will his great grandchildren! May you Rest In Paradise Grandpa I LOVE YOU XOXOXO!!!

Crystal Phillips Mar 3 2020 12:00 AM