Byron J. Stricker, 70, of Tamaroa, passed away at 6:25 A.M., Monday, November 25, 2019 at his residence.
He was born November 15, 1949 at Belleville, IL, the son of Jacob and Lillian Idabelle (Lietz) Stricker.
He married Cheryl Meentemeyer on August 5, 1972 at the First United Methodist Church in Okawville and she survives.
Byron had started teaching and coaching at Tamaroa in 1972. He then transferred to Pinckneyville High School, where he retired.
He was of the Methodist faith. Byron had been a 1967 graduate of Okawville Community High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1971 from Eastern Illinois University and had worked on his Masters Degree at Southern Illinois University.
Byron was a member of the Tamaroa City Council for sixteen years and the Tamaroa Fire District Board for five years. He was a forty year member of the Tamaroa Masonic Lodge. Byron was also a member of Black Knight Drum and Bugle Corp.
He is survived by his wife of Tamaroa, two daughters – Renee Frazier of Tamaroa and Lori Mohr and husband Brandon of Pinckneyville, three grandchildren – Kayla Valentine, Riley Mohr, and Sydney Mohr, one brother – Roger Stricker and wife Marilyn of Okawville, and two nieces – Stephanie Krzich and Jennifer Cragen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa with Rev. Donald Meeks officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Friday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Okawville, IL.
Friends may make memorials to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.