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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Stephen Strub

Stephen Charles "Steve" Strub

Friday, May 6th, 1927 - Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Steve C. Strub, 92, of Marcus, Iowa passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Travis Stevick will officiate. Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday.

Stephen Charles Strub, the son of Joseph C. and Marie M. (Larson) Strub, was born on May 6, 1927 south of Merrill, Iowa. He was the 8th of 12 children and was raised and educated in the area of his birth.

Steve and Gloria Swanson were united in marriage on February 22, 1949, in Le Mars, Iowa. They lived and farmed northwest of Merrill before moving to Marcus, Iowa in 1965. Steve farmed there for more than 50 years until his retirement in 2016 following health concerns.

Those left to cherish is memory are his son, Craig Strub and his wife, Gay Lynn of Marcus, IA; a daughter, Michele Miller and her husband, Stephen of Venice, FL; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his brother, Richard Strub and his wife, Betty of Ames, IA; sisters-in-law, Mary (Mrs. Jim) Strub of Sioux City, IA and Nancy (Mrs. Eugene) Strub of Eagle Grove, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria on April 9, 2012; siblings, Maxine (Steve) Pearson, Helen (Arnie) Staebell, Marge (Joe) Daringer, Mary (Ed) Olson, Genevieve Strub, Neil (Judy) Strub, Jim Strub, Donald Strub, Eugene Strub and Robert (MaryEllen) Strub.

Memorials may be directed to Marcus Fire and Rescue.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
    206 E. Pine
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday.
  • Service

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 10:30am
    Grace United Methodist Church
    303 E. Fenton
    MARCUS, IA 51031
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    Pastor Travis Stevick
  • Interment

    Resthaven Memory Gardens
    33200 150 th st
    Le Mars, Iowa, IA 51031
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    The burial will follow the funeral service on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Reception

    Grace United Methodist Church
    303 E. Fenton
    MARCUS, IA 51031
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Rhonda Hanson Snyder

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Michele: You have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad at the law office where I worked in Cherokee years ago and admired them so much. They will be missed but are together again in heaven. Thoughts and prayers are with you. --Rhonda Hanson Snyder

Matt, Erin, and Buster

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Grandpa Strub will remain in our hearts forever.
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