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Darrel L. Strite

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 4:00 p.m. CDT

Darrel L. Strite

Darrel L. Strite, 90, Mt. Morris, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.  

Darrel was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Polo, the son of  Joseph and Caroline (Schnulle) Strite.  

He graduated from Mt. Morris High School.  

Darrel married Dorothy Nunn on Dec. 24, 1942 in Mt. Morris.  Dorothy preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2006.  

Darrel farmed all his life in the Mt. Morris area.  

He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, but his love was his grandchildren. 

Darrel is survived by his children, Judith Young, Dixon, James (Rogene) Strite, Mt. Morris, and Jeffrey (Diane) Strite, Oregon; four grandchildren: Christine (Matt) Scheffler, Dixon, Kelly (Al) Hildebrand, Dixon, Brad (Kim) Strite, Oregon, and Amy (Todd) Henson, Gas City, Ind.;  10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; grandson, Brian Strite; and son-in-law, Frank Young.

The funeral service was held Aug. 5 at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt, Mt. Morris, with Rev. Virginia Haney officiating.  

Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.

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