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Friday, April 18th, 2008
Jim Strete
Jim H. Strete, 65, of Rockford, died at 3:50 a.m. April 17, 2008, at his home.
He was born July 31, 1942, in Mercer County, to Luther and Laura Gladine Shock Strete.
Survivors are a son, Travis (Tonya), Monroe, Ind.; two daughters, Tabatha (Mike) Kraner, Van Wert, and Tracy (Kenny) Guernsey, New Haven, Ind.; two sisters, Betty (George) Pickle, Coldwater, and Jane Mathews, Van Wert; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Tamara; a brother, Jerry; and a sister, Clela Kohnen.
He retired after 40 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of Calvary United Brethren Church, Rockford, and attended The Bridge Community Church, Decatur, Ind.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Mo Hodge officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made at www.ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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