Lillian ‘Jane’ Stark

October 21, 1944

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October 31, 2020

Lillian ‘Jane’ Stark

October 21, 1944

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October 31, 2020

Lillian “Jane” Stark, 76, of Billings, passed away on Oct. 31, 2020.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1944, to Alma E. (Harju) and Charles A. Peterson, in Park Rapids, Minnesota. She was raised in Butte, where she attended school and beauty school, working as a beautician. She lived in Butte, Billings, Lewistown and Miles City, where she owned and operated a motel. She worked as Meals on Wheels coordinator for the Yellowstone County Council on Aging, retiring in 2012. She married the love of her life, Harold “Howie” Stark, on March 24, 1973.

Jane was most passionate about her faith, family and friends. Jane enjoyed a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper every morning. Jane was also known for her love of animals, sports, shopping and keeping daily tabs on all her loved ones. Jane remembered all important events in people’s lives. Jane was a selfless person, putting others before herself. Jane’s laugh was contagious. In Jane’s final days, she was ready to “go see her Howie”; their love was one to be envied.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; husband Howie; brother-in-law Robert Rossman; stepson Mike Stark; son-in-law Dave Stott. She is survived by her children, Robert J. Simonich, Karen Simonich-LaSeur, April M. Stark; stepchildren Heidi (Tom) Grau, Gale Stott, Tony Stark; daughter-in-law Kat Stark; one sister Shirley M. Rossman; grandkids fur and human; great-grandkids; niece Lisa Jacoby and nephew Joseph Rossman; and special friends Dennis and Dorothy Schock.

Memorial services will be livestreamed by Peace Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Interment will be at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church and Meals on Wheels.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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3 thoughts on “Lillian ‘Jane’ Stark”

  1. To April:

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful person and I so enjoyed her. I especially enjoyed our times together with her and your dad at the Travel Lodge with Dennis and Dorothy for potlucks and tailgate parties. I will miss her beautiful smile. My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. When Jane told me she was ill I had now idea how little time was left. I will miss her never-ending smile, her pleasant nature, and those delicious Butte pasties! My prayers are with the family. The staff & her friends at Pleasant View will miss her sorely. God Bless!

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