Celebrating the life of Arnold C. Stralow
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A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, IL, with Rev. Anthony Appel, Pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison, officiating. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials to Christ Lutheran Schools in Sterling and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison have been established.
Arnold was born June 14, 1928, in Morrison, to Carl J. and Alma (Folkers) Stralow. He was educated in the Morrison schools and graduated from Morrison High School. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. On September 12, 1954 he married Louise E. Koester at the Methodist Church in Erie, IL. Arnold was a life-long farmer. In his younger years he supplemented his earnings working winters at Wylder Surveying. He was a life-long member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison.
Survivors include his wife, Louise; one daughter, Marcia Stralow of Morrison; two sons, Craig (Wendy) Stralow and Mark (Karen) Stralow, both of Morrison; eight grandchildren, Chad (Amanda) Beldin, Steven (Kjerstina) Morris, Patti Imel, Nathan (Erica) Stralow, Justin (Angela) Stralow, John (Jessica) Housinga, Melissa (Michael) Landers and Sara Near; eighteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Elvira Stralow of Morrison, Esther (Kenneth) Huizenga of Morrison and Anita (Ed) Allison of Flowery Branch, GA; two brothers, Erwin (Phyllis) Stralow of Morrison and Cecil (Delores) Stralow of Murrieta CA; two sisters-in-law, Jean Stralow of Waymart, PA and Kay Stralow of Moline, IL; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Charles Stralow.
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18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081