Donald Starr

August 8, 1921 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 98)


Donald Edward Starr of Wyoming, Iowa passed away on September 30, 2019 at Clarence Senior Living. Donald was born on August 8, 1921 in Andrew, Iowa to Charles M. Starr and Amanda Heneke Starr. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1939. He was a 4-H club member and began a farming career with his father in Oxford Junction and Clarence. Donald married G. Lucille Waggoner at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church on October 23, 1943. They farmed in Clarence before they bought the present farm west of Wyoming, Iowa in 1951.


Donald was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa. He was also a member of Little Bear Country Club from 1969 at age 50. His first of six hole-in-ones occurred in March of 1972 at Little Bear. Golf in summer was greatly assisted by an air conditioned golf cart. He daily preferred 10:00 A.M. coffee, golf and mowing lawn (weekly). A “snowbird” since 1980, he preferred New Smyrna Beach, Florida through 2019 and frequent golf with other snowbirds. He loved playing card games of pepper, turn trump and sheepshead.


Donald is survived by a son, James Edward Starr of Wyoming, a daughter Cindy Starr (Tim Knutson) of Wapello, Iowa, a sister Betty Plagman of Williamsburg, IA, a daughter-in-law Gale Starr of Winterset, IA and his grandchildren Jason and Bart Starr of Winterset, IA and Geneva and Alana Knutson and his great grandchildren Drake and Brody Starr, and nieces and nephews in the Plagman, Bunge and Waggoner families.


Donald and Lucille celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2013. Lucille passed away in October 2015. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry, in 1994, his parents and one sister, Charlene Bunge.


A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming, Iowa from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Burial will be held at the Wyoming Cemetery.


Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.


Online Condolences may be left for the family at



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Starr, please visit our floral store.


October 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services Wyoming
106 E Green St
Wyoming, IA 52362

Funeral Service
October 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Zion American Lutheran Church (Wyoming)

© 2020 Dawson Funeral Services LLC. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA