Donald Lloyd “Don” Starzinger, 87, of Jackson passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at his home.
He was born June 22, 1933, on a farm near Oriole in Cape Girardeau County, son of Frederick Ernst and Alma Johanna Steinhoff Starzinger. He and Judith M. “Judy” Schrumpf were married July 13, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in Perryville, Missouri, by the Rev. O.D. Van Horn.
Don was baptized at home on January 19, 1934. His sponsors were Fred Koeppel and Ida Huber. His confirmation was at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson on March 30, 1947. He served honorably in the United States Army from June 1953 to May 1955. For 25 years, he was a member of Laborers Local 282, and then was employed by the City of Jackson as park foreman, until retirement in 1997.
Don was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, a life member of Disabled American Veterans in Cape Girardeau, National Rifle Association, and a former member of Jackson Park Board and the Jackson City Council.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Judy Starzinger, loving survivors include his children, Terri (Ronald) Dobey of Rocheport, Missouri; Donna (Michael) Parnell of Jackson; Carole Starzinger of Decatur, Illinois; and Scott (Peggy) Starzinger of Jackson; grandchildren, Brandi Starzinger of Jackson, Jordan (Jessica) Baker of Decatur, Hayley Baker of St. Louis, Katherine (Wyatt) Williams of Portland, Oregan, Courtney Baker of Decatur, John Dobey of Rochport, 2nd Lt. Colin Dobey of Enid, Oklahoma, Shelby Starzinger of Columbia, Missouri, Jacob Starzinger of Cape Girardeau, and Luke Starzinger of Jackson; stepgrandchildren, Clayton Davis of Cape Girardeau and Weston Sherrill of Columbia.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and a grandson, D.J. Baker.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2021 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jason Shaw officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Lloyd "Don" Starzinger, please visit our floral store.
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson, MO
223 W. Adams, Jackson MO 63755