Robert F. Strange

    Robert F. Strange, 86, of Diagonal, Iowa, passed away April 26, 2012 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
    Bob, son of Effie Ruby and Lewis Strange, was born February 12, 1926 near Diagonal. He attended Diagonal school. On February 8, 1946, he married Gladys Gardner. Bob was a heavy equipment operator and worked construction. Bob loved hunting and fishing and had an award winning coon hound named Bootee.
    Survivors include his son, Bob (Barb) Strange of Mount Ayr, Iowa; grandsons, Jim (Suzy) Strange of Diagonal, Iowa, Scott (Mindy) Bebout of Siam, Iowa, Todd (Julie) Strange of Blanchard, Iowa, Jason (Sierra) Bebout of Denison, Iowa; five great-grandchildren, Trey and Will Strange of Diagonal, Iowa, Tanley and Cori Bebout of Siam, Iowa, Josi and Matti Strange of Blanchard, Iowa and Makayla, Hailey and Jace Bebout of Denison, Iowa; sister, Betty (Don) Tellefson of Whittier, California, and sister-in-law, Klina Thompson of Creston, Iowa.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; son, Steve Strange; grandson, Kenny Carson; parents; parents-in-law, Ed and Nina Gardner; five brothers; two sisters; five sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.
    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Diagonal was in charge of the arrangements.
    Services were conducted at the United Church of Diagonal on Saturday, April 28, 2012, with Rev. Edward Shields officiating.
    Musicians included Judy Newton and Shelly Mason.
    Casket bearers were Jim Strange, Jason Bebout, Todd Strange, Scott Bebout, Bryan Cook and Doug Boyer.
    Honorary pallbearers included Claire Newton, John Snedeker, Frank Gunsolley, Art Garrett and Joe Madsen.
    Burial was in the Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal.
    Memorial fund was established in his name to be decided later.

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