Lucille M. “Lucy” Stark, 84 of Carp Lake, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Medilodge of Cheboygan.
She was born on September 22, 1938, in Lansing to Robert and Maxine (Simison) Arntz.
The oldest of eight children, Lucy attended Holt High School, leaving early to enter the workforce. She worked at Berman Marshal in Lansing along with Woolworth Lunch Counter.
Lucy was an animal lover and loved all animals, except the bear that kept getting into her birdseed. She bred and raised Dachshunds for several years and was very seldom without a dog or cat as one of her best friends throughout her life.
She loved car races and shared this love with her younger siblings taking them to many races. She owned her own race car and raced at many racetracks throughout Michigan. Lucy was even known to drive/race the race car as well. She was a member of NASCAR and USAC.
In the late 70’s she moved to Carp Lake and lived there until her passing. After moving to Carp Lake, she worked as a food demonstrator at Glenn’s in Cheboygan and St. Ignace.
Proud of her native American heritage, she enjoyed participating in the Pageant at Fort Michilimackinac for many years. She also enjoyed going to the dog sled races in the U.P. and even adopted two retired huskie sled dogs.
Lucy was an accomplished artist with many of her paintings and drawings hanging in friends and family’s homes. In her later years she became a member of the Wawatam Senior Center in Mackinaw City and cherished the friendships she made there.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. Arntz Sr., and Maxine L. Arntz (Simison); and brothers, Robert T. Arntz Jr. and Charles D. Arntz
In her late years, Lucy was cared for by her cherished, special friends, Colleen and Mike, Bill, Caroline, Merdy, Nancy and her sister-in-law, Karen Arntz.
She is survived by siblings, Margaret Gubry (Joseph), Michael Arntz (Renee), Thomas Arntz (Cindy), Cheryl Wiggins (Lawrence) and Annette Arntz; sisters-in-law, Karen and Sue Arntz; and many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and with many cousins.
Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or online at stjo.org.
Arrangements for a short celebration of Lucy’s life are pending and will be announced later. Please share your memories and personal messages with her family on the guestbook, below.