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Jerry Strannigan

Glen Carbon |

Jerry N. Strannigan, 85, of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  He was born April 10, 1938, in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of the late Thomas O. and Ila Lee (Watts Strannigan Jr.  He married Sandra A. (Skubish) Strannigan on October 10, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada and she passed away on July 27, 2022.  Jerry was a Vietnam War veteran and proudly served his country with the United States Army.  He was a recipient of a Bronze Star, Air Medal and many other medals, ribbons and recognitions.  He served 23 years active service and 19 years as a civilian, retiring from the U.S. Army in 1979 and later retiring from AVSCOM in 1997 with a total of 42 years of faithful service.  He had a love for cars and drag racing, boating on the Mississippi River and traveling with his wife.  He cherished his family and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Norman Paul Hoosier of Jacksonville, North Carolina; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Alicia and David Hayek of Chesterfield, Missouri; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.  In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Strannigan and a brother, Dale L. Strannigan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Dr. Loftin Woodiel officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.  In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Doctors without Borders or to Smile Train and may be accepted at the funeral chapel.  www.irwinchapel.com


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Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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