MOUNT MORRIS – Brian J. Strite, 41, of Mount Morris, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the family farm.
Brian was born Oct. 2, 1972, in Sterling, the son of James E. and Rogene M. Gann Strite. Brian graduated from Mount Morris High School, Class of 1991. He graduated from Blackhawk East College in Kewanee, with an associates degree in agriculture. Brian worked for Hog Slat in Rochelle, as the store manager. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards, and collecting miniature farm toys. He loved working with the children during the Ogle County Fair. His real love was his time with his daughter and his nephews, and his time working with his father on the family farm.
Brian is survived by his daughter, Whitney Strite of Springfield; parents, Jim and Rogene Strite of Mount Morris; brother, Brad (Kim) Strite of Oregon; grandpa, Darrell Strite of Mount Morris; nephews, Austin and Kyle Strite, both of Oregon; and several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.
Brian was preceded in death by his grandma, Dorothy Strite; grandparents, Clarence and Katie Gann; and uncles, Wayne and Frank.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and the funeral at noon Monday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Virginia Haney officiating. A private family burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery in Mount Morris.
Memorials will be established.