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Harry F. Strate

Harry Strate of Okawville, IL departed this life in the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:33 P.M. He had attained the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 14 days.

Harry was born in Hoyleton Twp., Washington County, IL on March 10, 1941 the son of George and Olivia (nee Moeller) Strate. 

Mr. Strate attended Nashville Community High School. After leaving school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Harry worked construction off and on for most of his life. Harry loved to spend his time fishing, tinkering with tools, painting, and working on lawn mowers, cars, and other various types of equipment. Harry was curious by nature and loved trying to figure out how things were put together and how they worked.

Left to mourn is passing is a brother, Charles Strate and wife Jerri of New Baden, IL; four sisters, Rosie Cameron of Ashley, IL, Georgine Fields of Centralia, IL, Florence Going, and Maxine Laughlin both of Okawville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis Paul, George, Engelhardt, and Kenneth Strate; a sister, Shirley Dunnigan; a half-brother, James Strate; and a half-sister, Mary Phillipi.

Due to Covid-19 health concerns, a private service for the family will be held from the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Okawville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Harry Strate and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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