Helen Stark


Helen Stark, 86, of Bismarck, passed away August 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Ascension Catholic Church, Bismarck, ND with Msgr. Jim Braaten as celebrant. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.


Visitation will be held Monday, August 10, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM.


Helen was born on August 20, 1933 in Raleigh, ND to Gabriel and Natalia (Wingenbach) Volk.   She was raised on a farm south of St. Gertrudes where she attended school.  In 1950 she moved to Bismarck and worked at A.W. Lucas Company for many years.


On August 19, 1967, Helen married Calvin Stark in Mandan, ND.  For 23 years she worked at Herberger’s in the lingerie department, retiring in 1993.  She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was also a member of the Amvets Auxiliary.


Helen will be deeply missed by her son, Robert (Diane) Dressler; 4 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Katie Stoltz, Alvina Schmidt, and Gloria (Ernie) Blohm.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; her parents; 6 brothers, Joe, Leo, Adam, Celes, Ed, and Ray; and 2 sisters, Irene and Katie.


The recording of the service will be posted here after her service.

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