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Neil C. Starke Jr.

09/27/1951 - 03/21/2024
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On Thursday, March 21, 2024, Neil C. Starke Jr. died unexpectedly at his home.  Neil was the son of Gladys (Schuster) and Neil Starke Sr.  He attended South Park elementary and middle school, and graduated from Oshkosh High School.     

Neil was preceded in death by his parents and foster niece Payee.  He is loved and will be missed by his sister Ellen (Bruce) Mueller, nephew Wade Mueller, nieces Megan (Shyam) Kantara, Trisha (Simon Troupe), Tiffany, Elizabeth (Chee Vang) and Mai Der Mueller, and Alli (Miles) Oney.  He also leaves behind his ex-wives, Lorrie Starke, Judy Brouillard, former fiancée Teresa Souther, grandnieces Lydia and Greta Troupe, Esmay Kantara, and Aleah Oney, his cat Zeke, along with many cousins and close friends.  

As a lifelong lover of music Neil played drums and guitar, sang in numerous choirs, and after retirement began piano lessons. Neil also enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle, spending time with friends and loved ones, and caring for his cat Zeke. A big fan of animals in general, over the course of his life Neil had two puppies, a monkey, hamsters, a parakeet, rabbits, a dog, a chicken, turtles and several cats as pets. Neil’s Christian faith was important to him and matched his huge heart and desire to do good in this world. Neil will be remembered as a good and kind person who was quick with a joke and always willing to help others.

A Celebration of Neil’s life will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Havenwood Heights Club House at 333 North Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh. Visiting begins at 11:00 a.m. service at 12 noon, lunch to follow.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolences/memories to muellerfh.net.

Obituary submitted by Ellen Mueller.

David Vander Linden wrote on April 4, 2024
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Neil Starke. We are sorry for your loss. We are also grateful to Neil, and to the family, for donating his memorial gifts to the Humane Society. We are also grateful to Neil for the animal adoptions he did at the Humane Society. Our sympathy to each of you at this difficult time.

Barbara Johnson wrote on March 27, 2024
So sorry to hear about your brother. I wish you peace and comfort at this time. Sending you my deepest sympathy and love.