Roger 'Buster' Starkey July 6, 1934 - December 31, 2015 Roger M. 'Buster' Starkey, 81, Jamestown, ND passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, ND.
Roger was born July 6, 1934 at St. James, MN, the son of Clement and Clara (Schmitt) Starkey. He attended school and received his elementary education and grew to manhood in the area.
He served in the US Air Force from 1952 through 1956.
He and Elizabeth Anne Greske were married March 30, 1957 at Cloquet, MN and made their home in Esko and Little Falls, MN, where they raised 7 children. In 1974 they moved to Jamestown where he worked as a TV Repair man at Snow's Appliance. He later opened Dakota Radio and TV in Valley City. After selling his business, he became a bus driver for James River Transit and the Jamestown Public School until 2015.
He was a member of the Basilica of St. James in Jamestown. He enjoyed collecting coins, hunting for treasures with his metal detector, reading western novels and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Starkey, Jamestown, ND; 4 daughters, Deborah (Daniel) Dack, Montevideo, MN; Karen (Perry) Finck, Jamestown, ND; Laureen Linstaedt, Jamestown, ND; Annette (Patrick) Murphy, Memphis, TN; 2 sons, Rodney (Victoria) Starkey, Jamestown, ND; Robert Starkey, Williston, ND; 13 grandchildren, Josh (Beth) Dack, Chad (Nikki Forstrom) Dack, Erik (Lyndsae) Dack, Andy Finck, David (Amy Phillips) Finck, Carissa (Cullen Goter) Finck, Nicole Linstaedt, Haley (Shawn Becker) Linstaedt, Nick Starkey, Brittney (Doug) Thompson, DJ Brunner, Mary Brunner and Patsy Murphy; 9 great grandchildren, Cooper, Brody & Jase Dack, Peyton & Elliot Dack, Lucy Lindhaus, Dexter & Amelia Finck and Holden Syverson; 1 brother, Gerald (Betty) Starkey, Carlton, MN, and 1 sister, Elvera Roe, Cloquet, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Gerald (Butch), 1 grandson, Matthew Finck, 1 great grandson, Colson Dack, 2 brothers, Lester and Leroy, and 1 sister, Marcella.
Funeral Mass - 2:00 PM Monday January 4, 2016 at the Basilica of St. James, Jamestown, ND
Vigil Service - 7:00 PM Sunday @ the Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown
Visitation - 1:00 - 7:00 PM the Haut Funeral Chapel