MOUNT MORRIS – Darrel L. Strite, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.
Darrel was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Polo, the son of Joseph and Caroline (Schnulle) Strite. He married Dorothy Nunn on Dec. 24, 1942, in Mount Morris. Dorothy preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2006.
Strite graduated from Mount Morris High School, and farmed all his life in the Mount Morris area. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, but his love was his grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Judith Young of Dixon; sons, James (Rogene) Strite of Mount Morris, and Jeffrey (Diane) Strite of Oregon; four grandchildren, Christine (Matt) Scheffler of Dixon, Kelly (Al) Hildebrand of Dixon, Brad (Kim) Strite of Oregon, and Amy (Todd) Henson of Gas City, Indiana; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Brian Strite; and son-in-law, Frank Young.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt St., Mount Morris. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Virginia Haney officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.