November 18, 2013


Ted Starman, 92, of Carroll, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir with Shari Schulte as song leader. Lector will be Ted's niece Joan Wiederhold. Gift bearers will be Ted's children Duane Starman, Janet Sheer and Bob Starman. Eucharistic ministers will be Ted's daughters and son-in-law Sandy Theulen, and Lois and Greg Harkin. Casket bearers will be Ted's grandchildren David Sheer, Bobby Theulen, Colton Theulen, Kelly Theulen, Christy Theulen, Taylor Starman, Madison Starman, and Rachel Francis. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service by St. Lawrence Parish at 6 p.m.

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Theodore "Ted" Herman was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Roselle, Iowa, a son of Theodore and Mary (Renze) Starman. He attended Holy Angels School through the eighth grade. During his younger years Ted helped his parents with work on the farm. On Sept. 16, 1952, he married Alice Baumhover at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. The couple made their home near Roselle from 1952 to 1962 and then moved two miles west of Dedham for 10 years. In 1972 they moved to their home in Carroll. Over the years Ted worked for Taphorn Creamery in Roselle, Lytton Creamery, Carroll Roller Mill, and the Carroll City Cemetery. Ted enjoyed working, helping his sons with farm work, walks to Swan Lake, playing cards, especially card parties, bowling, baseball, driving around the countryside and commenting about other farms, and taking his grandchildren to the park. He was known as a simple man, devoted to his work, and more importantly, his family. He was a member of St. Lawrence Parish, and the Carroll Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his children: Janet and her husband Wendell Sheer of Kempner, Texas, Duane Starman of Carroll, Lois Harkin and her husband Greg of West Des Moines, Don Starman and his wife Janice of Arcadia, Sandy Theulen of Auburn, and Bob Starman and his wife Shelley of Denison; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alice in June 1998; a great-granddaughter, Kirsten Frank; and his siblings: John Starman, Joe Starman, Mary Dopheide, Kate Bierl and Rose Roth.