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Joan A. Strate

December 29, 1931 - April 13, 2022

Joan A. Strate

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Joan A. Strate, 90, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, April 13, 2022, in her home with her family at her side after a sudden illness.  Joan was born December 29, 1931, in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Clarence and LaVera (Merrick) Hills.  She married Kenneth Strate on January 19, 1951, in Belvidere, IL; he preceded her in death on February 10, 2018.  Joan worked for Marshall Fields for over thirty years as well as working alongside Ken during the time they were co-owners of The Huddle Inn between 1980 and 1992.  She loved to tell stories to her grandchildren about growing up on the farm and how she never had to do much work because she was the youngest of five.  Joan loved to dress for the occasion and did so with flare always in the latest styles.

She is loved and will be missed by her children, Jeffrey (Janis) Strate, Diana Kuch, Dana (Pam) Strate-Lutzow; grandchildren, Kristen (Schuyler) Strate, Allison (Craig) Wares, Melissa (Josh) Smith, Brett Kuch, Barbara (Brandon) Saft, Victoria (Darrell) Feuerhahn, Katherine (Julio) Escobar, Russell Kuch, and Jarrett Strate-Lutzow; great grandchildren, Dylan, Madelynn, Ava, Brooklyn, Ariya, Murphy, Brooklyn, Nixon, Harley, Kiera, Darby, Noah, Graciee, Nevaeh, Aleena and Julio.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth; sisters Una Brown, Hilma Keator, Clarice Hultgren; brother Donald Hills; Son In-Law, Bradley Kuch.

The Funeral service with Live streaming will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL, with Rev. Pam Rossmiller officiating. The visitation for Joan will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials can be given in care of the family.

Service Schedule

Sunday, April 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation for Joan will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be given in care of the family.

Sunday, April 24, 2022
2:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The Funeral service with Live streaming will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL, with Rev. Pam Rossmiller officiating.

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So sorry for your loss. Joan will be missed at MSV. Joan would compliment me all the time on my outfits. Joan said she had a lot of nice clothes also back when she worked at Marshall Fields. We had some great conversations. Rest In Peace Joan

Alicia Billups 2022-04-26T18:19:03

I am so sorry to hear about Joan. I went to high school with her and she was always pleasant and a lot of fun. I know you will miss her. Love & Sympathy, Donna (Best) Bachman

Donna Bachman 2022-04-23T22:51:04

May the Lord bless you as you continue your journey without her. She was a bright part of my day, her smile was contagious

Linda Lee 2022-04-19T09:54:44

Dana and Pam so sorry for your loss……

Sandra and Webster Buell 2022-04-19T08:28:26

Dana, (been a long time). Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts to you and your family.

Pat Stegemann 2022-04-18T16:37:04

Dana…I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, for you & your family.

Paula Hart 2022-04-18T15:47:20

So sorry to hear about your mom she was always such a kind lady. Hold on to all the wonderful memories. She is with your dad know. May the good Lord be with all of you during this difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2022-04-18T15:15:20

Deepest sympathy to the family. My mom and I enjoyed time with Joan at MSV.

Anita Feltes 2022-04-18T14:47:37

I really enjoyed visits with her at MSV when my Dad lived there. Dana and family..I am very sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers.

Cheryl Vaher 2022-04-18T12:33:43

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Joan was always so vibrant and fun. We have many great memories of she and Ken. Prayers for you and all your families.

Gene and May Gille 2022-04-18T11:44:19

Oh I am so sorry to read this. Condolences and big hugs from your Canadian friend …
Barb Fauteux

Barbara Fauteux 2022-04-18T11:04:45

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