Starla Haney, 55, Scarville, Iowa

Published 6:28 am Sunday, March 17, 2013

Starla Jean Haney, 55, of Scarville, Iowa, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a 1 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, with The Rev. David E. Jordon officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Scarville.

Starla Haney

Starla Haney

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

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Starla Jean (Behr) Haney was born in Albert Lea on May 12, 1957, to parents Eldo and Darlene (Leegaard) Behr. She grew up near Conger and attended and graduated from Alden-Conger High School.

On May 8, 1976, Starla was united in marriage with Mitchel L. Haney. The couple had two children, Heather and Alex. The family made their home in the Lake Mills/Scarville area.

Starla worked at Winnebago Industries for 30 years. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Free time was spent enjoying auctions, garage sales and the outdoors.

She is survived by her two children, Heather (Kurt Loverink) Haney of Thompson, Iowa, and Alex (Tara Walker) Haney of Scarville; two grandchildren, Maya and Dylan; her mother, Darlene Behr, of Conger; and two brothers, Alan (Debbie) Behr of Kiester and Kevin (Darla) Behr of Lutz, Fla. Starla is also survived by a sister-in-law, Sharon (Pat) Gorman, many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives in the Haney family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eldo; and her husband, Mitch, in 1993.

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