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Ronnie Strait
Ronnie C. Strait
Ronnie C. Strait, 69, of Preston died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his home. 

A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Sugar Creek, rural Preston.

Burial was in the St. Joseph Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa was in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Charles Strait was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Iowa City to Leland and Marjorie Lint Strait.

He married Patricia A. Steffen Jan. 23, 1965, in Earlville. 

Ronnie had farmed in the Sugar Creek area for many years and had worked construction for Morris & Co. of Marion as a skilled backhoe operator, retiring in 2002. He continued farming until retiring in 2009.

Ronnie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Sugar Creek and the Pony Express Riders of Iowa that benefits Camp Sunnyside. Ronnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and morel mushroom hunting.

Surviving are his wife; children, James Strait of Burbank, Ill., Lisa (Stephan) Pinter of Miles, Christina (Robert) Yana of Anna, Ill., Reynold (Loretta) Strait of Spragueville, William (Stacy) Strait of Clinton and Robert (Tammy) Strait of Preston; 30 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Barb) Strait of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Betty Post of Fort Madison; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to Camp Sunnyside or Camp Courageous.


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