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Gerald Wayne “Butch” Starr, 71, passed away November 13, 2020 at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Butch was born September 2, 1949 in Centerville, Iowa to Oren Ernest and Hazel Iona (Sprouse) Starr. He graduated from Ottumwa High School, attended North East Missouri College for two years and graduated from Indian Hills Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He married Jacquelyn Courtney in 1969 at First Christian Church in Ottumwa and in 1973 they moved to Des Moines, Iowa.

He was a commander and member of the Bellizzi MacRae American Legion Post #659.He enjoyed baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals; football, especially the Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes, bowling, and nascar. Above all, he loved his family and time spent with them.

Butch is survived by his wife, Jackie Starr; children, Mike (Tracy) Starr and Patrick Starr; grandchildren, Andrew (Tiffany) Starr, Brandon (Christal) Starr, and Cheyanne (Cory) Rissman; sister, Patricia (Bill) Allen; great-grandchildren, Kayden Poling, Charlee Starr, Lucas Starr, and Bella Ashby; and numerous loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 also at the funeral home. Gerald will be laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Butch.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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Service Details

Visitation:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Service:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Disposition:
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
02:00 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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