FIELDON- Paul Dean Strack, 66, formerly of Wood River, died at 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 under the loving care of his longtime companion, Brenda Skinner, at her home in Jerseyville.Paul was born in Wood River on Sept. 30, 1947, and was one of fourteen children born to the late Clemens & Tillie (Rodgers) Strack.Along with being an avid outdoorsman, Paul was a longtime member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River, and graduated in 1965 from East Alton-Wood River Community High School, and was employed as a Tool & Die Maker at Olin Corp. for 38 years retiring on Jan. 1, 2003.Surviving are his companion, Brenda Skinner, and her children, Kevin Dossett, and his two daughters, Lucy & Chloe Dossett of Jerseyville, and Krystal Skinner of Jerseyville; five sisters, Rose "Susie" Herhold of Tuson, Az., Janet Kay Strack and Mary Revenburgh both of Highland, June Retzer of Wood River, and Tina Akers of Columbia, SC.; three brothers, Robert Strack of Mapleton, Il., David Strack of Wood River, and Clemens "Pork" Strack Jr. of Wood River.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Donald, Roger, Thomas, Richard "Dick", and Joseph Strack.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday. Father James Flach will officiate.Burial will be in the Gunterman Cemetery in Fieldon.Memorials may be given to the Jersey County Relay for Life in care of the funeral home.
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