Kenneth Charles Starkman, 90, dies

Kenneth Charles Starkman, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Southview Senior Living Center in West St. Paul, MN.
Ken was born in Ely, MN to Charles and Lillian “Aiti” (Rajamaki) Starkman on October 23, 1928.
He married Alice (Keeling) Starkman on February 15, 1958 in St. Paul, MN.
Ken was a past owner of The Chain Saw Shop, Starkman Oil and the Tamarack Resort on Burntside Lake all located in Ely as well as Starky’s Convenience Store in Babbit, MN.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Masons, Shriners and the American Legion.
Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a passion for all things horse racing. He spent many hours in his retirement handicapping thoroughbreds.
Ken is survived by his wife Alice Starkman, sons: Ken Starkman and Jeff (Jessica) Starkman, sisters: Laverne Kuzma and Karen (Rich) Jiacik and grandsons: Hunter Starkman and Garrett Starkman.
Burial with a brief graveside service will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN on Friday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m.. Arrangements by Kessler and Maguire Funeral Home, St. Paul, MN.