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Major Darlene Rosella Strayer

February 19, 1924 January 5, 2019
Major Darlene Rosella Strayer
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Obituary for Major Darlene Rosella Strayer

Major Darlene Rosella Strayer, age 94, passed away January 5, 2019 at CHI-Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Darlene was born to Ammon Edward and Frances (Alexander) Strayer February 19, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and the Salvation Army Seminary in Chicago in 1945 and worked as an officer in the Salvation Army for over 40 years. Darlene served in numerous churches in Nebraska and South Dakota and worked at the Division Headquarters finance office in Omaha for 20 years. She loved crocheting and knitting and made beautiful afghans for all the babies in the family. She also was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and when watching them play she would record the stats. Darlene is the youngest of 10 children.

All of her 9 siblings have preceded her in death. Brothers Fred, Merle and Alfred Strayer; sisters, Clara Buikema, Laura Schumann, Helen Grosse, Gertrude Kibey, Nellie Strayer and Lola Collier.

Her family was very important to her and she is survived by many nieces and nephews in the Council Bluffs-Missouri Valley area, Francis Riggs, Barbara Senter, Wayne Schumann, Delbert Grosse, Steve Grosse, Jackie Allen, Gwen Kenyon, Margie Ingram, Bucky Collier, Roger Collier, Richard Collier, Dennis Collier and in Indiana, Larry Strayer, Louise Mason, Donna Lee, Barbara Anderson, Darlene Mays, Jim Strayer, Rick Strayer, in Missouri, Lorraine Ferrel.

She resided at Bethany Assisted Living and Bethany Nursing Home for the last seven years. Darlene will be laid to rest with her parents in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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Visitation

Tuesday

8

Jan

5:00 PM 1/8/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Salvation Army

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