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Maida Stark

Maida A. Stark, 86, of Cavalier, ND, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier. Although the family will not be in attendance there will be a public visitation on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND. All attendees of the visitation are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 14th at the Cavalier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the United Lutheran Church or Dollars for Scholars.

Maida was born on July 9, 1933 in Tyler, MN, to Carl and Johanna (Wold) Wallin. In 1935, the family moved to rural Cavalier, ND. She was raised on the family farm with her three sisters. Maida attended Cavalier Public School and graduated Valedictorian in 1951. She then moved to Minneapolis in 1952 and worked in the Trust Department of Midland National Bank. Maida returned to Cavalier and was united in marriage to Louis Stark on February 18, 1955. Together they had two children, Jeffrey and Jodi.

Maida was a long-time employee of Mayo Construction of Cavalier. Upon her retirement, she began volunteering at the Cavalier Thrift Store. She was an active, faithful member of United Lutheran Church of Cavalier.

Maida was an avid sports fan and enjoyed doing puzzles.

Maida is survived by her children: Jeffrey (Deborah) Stark, Cavalier, ND, and Jodi Dub, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Brian Stark, Katie Kline, Joshua (Christine) Dub, Sarah (Marcus) Lee, and Christopher (Katelynn) Dub; great-grandchildren: Brianna, Natalie, Brooklyn, Greta, Elin, Owen, and Marit; sisters: Carol (Ron) Schindele, Judy (Bob) Albaugh, Gloria (Dennis) Anderson; three sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Maida is preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Louis. 

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Carol, Judy, Gloria and all of the family, my sympathy to all of you at the loss of Maida. Your love for her and good times shared will last in your hearts forever. Gods richest Blessings to all of you.
Her walk here on earth was finished, she now walks the golden paths of heaven with her maker. You will one day be with her at feast we are all promised by our Heavenly Father. She is at rest and with her other loved ones. Rejoice in her life that was well lived.

Pat Becker Hawkins May 16 2020 12:00 AM

The words that come out of my mouth is this can't be. One terrific beautiful person. The first words when she came up to the counter to check out at the thrift store was always how are you and your family doing. Rest in peace sweet lady we will all be able to see one another in God's beautiful kingdom some day

Revel Sapa May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff, Jodi and Families
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with your Mother no matter where we would see her. Cherish the memories that you had with her and always remember that she is with you in spirit.

Kermit and Ruth Rollefstad May 12 2020 12:00 AM

I have so many fond memories of Maida. I visited with her at my Dads funeral, she was still so vibrant and active. Its hard to believe eight months later that she is in her heavenly home. My heart goes out to you all during this time. May her memory bring you comfort during this difficult time. Hugs, Diane & Larry Hoffman

Diane Hoffman May 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maida Stark

judy thomasson May 12 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff, Jodi and Family, Maida was one in a million. I will miss her coming to my office to give yet another amazing donation from the Thrift Store for Faith in Action, Pembina County Emergency Food Pantry and the Community Christmas Dinner. She will be missed at our Christmas Dinner and at every sporting event-she was always in attendance-no matter what with Gertie by her side. May the memories/stories told bring you all comfort, strength and courage to face today and the many days ahead. Maida and Mom were watchful neighbors-always watching out for each other. If the shades were open all was good unless they told each other that they would be gone. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray May 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Maida, like Michelle Murray said...she was one in a million, a special lady! RIP, my friend.

Judy Johnson May 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your mom. She will be so missed by so many. A worker and volunteer that is an inspiration to us all! Being a neighbor she would always have a big wave and visit at times. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob and Val

mcfaddenbv@gmail.com May 11 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about her passing, I loved that woman. I got to know her when Louis was in the nursing home, she was a trooper, love, hug & prayers to the family & friends. She will be missed. Sue Dearinger

Sue Dearinger May 11 2020 12:00 AM