A memorial service will be held in Stevens Point at a later date.
He was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Vern and Jean Starry.
He was a former resident of Stevens Point and Fremont, Calif.
He was married to Joyce Wochinski in December 1961.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Pamela, Cheryl (Mark Bulman) and Christine; one son, Joshua; one brother, Ronald (Mary); one sister, Carol (Ernest Schultz); and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Art.