Wayne Lenard Starzyk

Wayne Lenard Starzyk, 89, of Elkhart passed away at 1:12 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022.


He was born November 13th, 1932, in La Porte, Indiana to Peter and Bernice (Lenard) Starzyk. 


Wayne honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the military, he went on to work as a successful machinist millwright. He was an avid outdoorsman and constant family man to his beloved family.


On December 7, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in La Porte, Indiana, he married Barbara (Sass) Starzyk, who survives. Wayne and Barbara celebrate 64 years of marriage.


Also surviving are his one son, Steve (Cara) Starzyk; one daughter, Jennifer (Shannon) Patterson; and three grandchildren, Matt (Jessica), Payton, and Kalia Starzyk.


Preceding in death were his parents.


A funeral celebrating his life will be held at 5 p.m. C.S.T., Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100. Visitation and viewing will be held from 4 p.m. C.S.T until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, after cremation.


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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or at the website: and click donate in honor of his grandson, Payton.

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