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Lora Morris Stark, 85, West Fargo, ND died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Bethany on University in Fargo, ND.
Lora Mae Nelson, known to many as “Bub,” was born on February 27, 1933 on the family farm near Fargo, ND to Rudy and Beryl (Boyd) Nelson. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school district #76 near Horace, ND. She graduated from West Fargo High School, received her teacher’s degree from Valley City State and later her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Moorhead State. Lora taught in rural schools at Durbin and Horace, ND. She married George W. Morris on June 12, 1954 at Norman Lutheran Church near Kindred, ND. They lived in West Fargo, ND where Lora taught at South Elementary for over 30 years. George died in January of 1999. Lora married Paul Stark on October 8, 2004 at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo.
She was very active in the West Fargo Community and at Faith Lutheran Church.
Lora is survived by her husband, Paul of West Fargo; a son, Kelly (Tobi) Morris; grandson, Joey (Natasha) Heck of San Diego, CA; great grandson, Oliver; step-children, Roxanne (Rob) Hungerford of Gladstone, OR, David (Susan) Stark of Beaver Creek, OR, Eric (Ellen) Stark of Wolverton, MN and Kevin Stark of Milwaukee, OR; four step-grandchildren, Leslie, Erin, Heather, and Carly; and a brother, Neil Nelson of Walcott, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Connie Guevara; first husband, George Morris; sisters, Jean (Milt) Burner and Betty Sommers, brother, Jack (Barb) Nelson, a half-brother, Henry Luyten, and another sister-in-law, Anne Nelson.
Memorials are preferred to the West Fargo Library and Faith Lutheran Church.
Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.
Funeral: Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 AM at the Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior.
Burial: Horace Lutheran Cemetery.
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center