Lorraine Margaret Nieland (Starman) 1928-2004
Mrs. Anthony J. Starman

The Breda News, June 30, 2004

Lorraine M. Starman, 75, of Maquoketa, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Maquoketa Care Center following a long illness.

Mass of the Christian burial for Mrs. Starman, formerly of Carroll, was held at 10. a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.

Lector was Betty Venteicher. Gift bearers were Brian and Sarah Kelleher.

Casket bearers were Joyce Pudenz, Randy Starman, Jane Brown, David Kasperbauer, Barbara Bachman and Rich Bachman.

Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation was held from 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa. The Catholic Daughters of America lead a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a vigil service was conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

There was also a visitation from 4 - 7 p.m. and a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll. The casket was moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for visitation until the funeral Mass.

Memorial contributions can be made to Jackson County Hospice or Sacred Heart School in Maquoketa. Online condolences can be left at

A daughter of Joseph and Susan (Lappe) Nieland she was born June 26, 1928, at Carroll, graduated from St. Angela Academy here in 1946 and graduated from Iowa School of Beauty Culture at Des Moines in 1947.

She and Anthony J. Starman were married May 3, 1950, at Carroll.

She owned and operated Lorraine's Beauty Shop in fort Dodge from 1958 to 1963 and In Maquoketa from 1976 to 1990.

After retiring from the beauty business, she attended Clinton Community College and was a part-time volunteer teacher aide at Scared Heart School in Maquoketa.

She was a member and past regent of Catholic Daughters of the Americans Court St. Rapheal No., 1156 and belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and choir, Friends of the Library, Jackson County Historical Society and Maquoketa Historical Preservation Committee. She was active in the Republican Party and was member and secretary of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee. Mrs. Starman was also a member of the Jackson County Senior Citizen Center corporate board, Jackson County Conservation, Maquoketa Garden Club, and Jackson County Hospital Auxiliary. She was also an avid bridge player, a song leader4 for Maquoketa Church Women United Service and she received a Volunteer Award from Gov. Barnstad in 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Kelleher, and her husband, Tim of Fort Dodge; a son Barry Starman of Long Grove; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Gibbs, and her husband, Bob, of Ames and a sister-in-law, Alberta Nieland of Missouri Valley.

Mrs. Starman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Anthony, on August 2, 2002; and a brother, Dennis Nieland.

This poem appears on the Memorial Card of Lorraine M. Starman

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

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