Obit: Amacher, Starla Ann #2 (1948 – 2018)


Surnames: Amacher, Bockin

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 06 Feb 2019

Amacher, Starla Ann (9 JUN 1948 – 17 DEC 2018)

Starla Ann Amacher, 70, Peoria, Ariz., died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Peoria Post Acute Care and Rehabilitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Rev. Nancy Amacher will officiate. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., with the service starting at 2 p.m. Inurnment will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery in Withee.

Starla was born on June 9, 1948, in Medford, to Fred and Grace (nee Bockin) Amacher. She lived on the family farm in Longwood until 1956, when Fred purchased Amacher’s Trading Post in Owen. She graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1966 and worked in the community, where she also enjoyed socializing with friends on the pool and darts leagues. She moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where she graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 1977, and completed microcomputer classes from the Minneapolis Technical Institute. She worked for various accounting firms until she did a job transfer to Phoenix, Ariz. with American Express in 1998 and from whom she took a disability retirement.

Starla is survived by one brother, Dale (Nancy) Amacher of Withee; one sister-in-law, Joan Amacher of Owen; three sisters: Sherrie (David) Seidel of Viroqua, Shelbie (Robert) Tarlowski of Phoenix, and Sheila (Dale) Haugle of Colfax; and 13 nieces and nephews and their families living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, Iowa, and Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Ronald, Russell, and Bruce Amacher; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Mech) Amacher.

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