Gordon Eugene Starr, age 76 of Ridgeway passed away on July 7, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

He was born on May 20, 1937 in Dodgeville, and is predeceased by his wife, Barbara J. Starr; his two sons, James A. Starr and Raymond L. Starr; and a daughter, Carla S. Starr. Gordon grew up farming and worked in the automotive industry for years. In his free time he enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family, and his dog Cocoa.

Gordon is survived by four sons, Rick (Dawn) Starr of Blue Mounds, Gordy (Mary Jo) Starr of Dodgeville, Jeff (Juanita) Starr of Dodgeville, and Tim Starr (Kevin Wittwer) of Riverview, FL; four daughters, Jean O’Neill (Bob Dries) of Spring Green, Lisa Starr of Ridgeway, Penny Starr of Ridgeway, and Deb (John) Winkers of Cobb. He is further survived by 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 additional great-grandchildren on the way. Also a special friend of Gordon and family is Barb Hurley.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville, and also from 10:00 until 11:00 AM, Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Ridgeway, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Rev. Cherie Forret of the Mount Horeb United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Eastside Cemetery in Ridgeway.