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Donald R. Strube 1927-2000


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/11/2014 at 00:16:57

Donald Strube
Estherville – Graveside services for Donald R. Strube, 73, of Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Estherville will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 14 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville with Reverend Lynn A. Potter officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by VFW Post 3388, American Legion Post 91 and AMVETS Post 3391, all of Estherville. He died on Monday, July 10 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was born on May 28, 1927 in Estherville, the son of Edwin C. and Minnie Mae (Scharfenberg) Strube. He received his education in the Estherville Schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1945.

He served with the United State Army during World War II from Oct. 18, 1945 until his discharge on Jan. 23, 1947. He was stationed in Virginia and Japan. After his discharge, he attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

On April 20, 1949, he was united in marriage to Jewel Faye Hall at the United Methodist Church in Estherville. He worked a Strube’s Furniture and later operated Culligan Soft Water in Estherville. In October of 1964, the family moved to Phoenix, Ariz.

After his retirement, the couple spent their summers in Grand Junction and returned to Phoenix in the winter to be close to their children and grandchildren. He loved flying and was a natural mechanic and could repair anything.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the B.P.O.E. Lodge, a volunteer for the Estherville Fire Department and the American Pilot’s Association.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel of Grand Junction; three daughters, Paula Rhyne and her husband, Dr. Bob of Grand Junction, Cheryl Gibbons and her husband, Bob of Phoenix and Kathy Dible and her husband, David of Grand Junction; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 13, 2000)


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