Elwyn DeLancey Starr, 98, of Edgewood, formerly of South Dakota, passed away, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, Edgewood, IA.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m.,Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Edgewood Bible Church in Edgewood Rev. James Rinehart officiating. Family will greet friends from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Manchester and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Masonville, IA
Elwyn was born May 1, 1915 in Woonsocket, SD, the son of James and Mary Sophia (DeLancey) Starr. He attended the public schools there and started farming with his father and brother at an early age. On October 25, 1937, Elwyn was united in marriage to Louise Martha Ann Wild at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed in the Woonsocket area until 1989 when they retired to a home in Huron, South Dakota. In 2004, the couple moved to Edgewood, IA.
Farming was always his main interest, especially the livestock. He continued buying and selling livestock for more than ten years after he left the farm. He will be remembered for his integrity and friendly smile, and he was proud to become a member of the Edgewood Bible Church at age 95. Louise passed away in 2010 after 72 years of marriage.
Elwyn is survived by two sons, Craig (Shirley) Starr of Masonville and Norman (Barbara) Starr of Glidden; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jack Wild of Vinton,VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elwyn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise; a brother, Dale; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Wild.
Memorials may be directed to the Edgewood Bible Church.
Please sign the online guestbook for Elwyn at www.murdochfuneralhome.com<http://www.murdochfuneralhome.com> under obituaries.