Donald Ernest Strange

M, #2577
Last Edited=16 Sep 2020
     Donald Ernest Strange married Lyn Marie Purdy, daughter of Thomas Shapton Purdy and Frances Marie Green, on 3 August 1968.

Child of Donald Ernest Strange and Lyn Marie Purdy

Laurel Lyn Strange

F, #2578
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
Relationships
5th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
9th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Laurel Lyn Strange is the daughter of Donald Ernest Strange and Lyn Marie Purdy.

Carolyn June Stranze1

F, #6457, d. 1991
Last Edited=27 Aug 2020
     Carolyn June Stranze married Glen W. Ackerson, son of William Perry Ackerson and Mary Etta Smith.1 Carolyn June Stranze died in 1991.1
     Her married name was Ackerson.1

Citations

  1. [S1964] Genealogy Trails' Schuyler County, Illinois Obituaries (Copyright © 1999-2009), online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/schuyler/obits051.html, Obituary of Glen W. Ackerson
    Peoria Journal Star, November 7, 1996, Page: D8. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy Trails' Schuyler County, Illinois Obituaries.

Juli Stratil1

F, #4301
Last Edited=21 Apr 2020
     Juli Stratil married Dr. Allen Matthew Payne, son of James Delaney Payne Jr. and Yvonne Marie Barry.

Child of Juli Stratil and Dr. Allen Matthew Payne

Citations

  1. [S1501] Letter from Yvonne Marie (Barry) Payne (P.O. Box 1502, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459) to Steven Harn Redman, Mar 1998; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).

Jessie Maxine Stratton1

F, #4502, b. 7 May 1923, d. 22 May 1981
Last Edited=17 Aug 2003
     Jessie Maxine Stratton was born on 7 May 1923.2 She married Wesley Blodgett Harn, son of Ezra Blodgett Harn and Josie Ella Jane Rouse, on 20 March 1939 at New London, Ralls Co., Missouri.1 Jessie Maxine Stratton died on 22 May 1981 at age 58.1
     As of 20 March 1939,her married name was Harn.1 Her Social Security Number was 316-22-3807, issued in Indiana before 1951.2

Child of Jessie Maxine Stratton and Wesley Blodgett Harn

Citations

  1. [S1572] Unknown article title, Obituary - Wesley B Harn, http://www.hannibal.net/stories/071198/Harn.html, 11 Jul 1998. Hereinafter cited as Obituary - Wesley B. Harn.
  2. [S1573] Jessie Maxine Stratton, unknown file number, SSDI - Jessie Harn, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as SSDI - Jessie Harn.

Amanda Straw1

F, #4895
Last Edited=19 Oct 2009
Relationships
5th cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Amanda Straw is the daughter of Leslie Elden Straw and Frances Benedetti.1

Citations

  1. [S1687] Betty Harn Bienia, Observer-Reporter Newspaper, Washington, Pennsylvania, 14 Feb 2002. Hereinafter cited as Observer-Reporter Newspaper.

Leslie Elden Straw1,2

M, #4892, b. 5 December 1942, d. October 1992
Last Edited=19 Oct 2009
     Leslie Elden Straw was born on 5 December 1942.2 He married Frances Benedetti, daughter of Angelo Benedetti and Betty Harn.1 Leslie Elden Straw died in October 1992 at age 49.2
     His Social Security Number was 204-34-5531 issued in Pennsylvania, SSDI lists "L.E. Straw" birth as 05 Dec 1942, death as Oct 1992.

Child of Leslie Elden Straw and Frances Benedetti

Citations

  1. [S1687] Betty Harn Bienia, Observer-Reporter Newspaper, Washington, Pennsylvania, 14 Feb 2002. Hereinafter cited as Observer-Reporter Newspaper.
  2. [S1934] Amanda Straw, "EMAIL from Amanda Straw 17Oct2009," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 17 Oct 2009. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL from Amanda Straw 17Oct2009."

Clark W. Street

M, #7569
Last Edited=18 Dec 2018
     Clark W. Street married Fannie Eckler.

Child of Clark W. Street and Fannie Eckler

Jack Ray Street

M, #8415, b. 1928, d. 3 November 1988
Last Edited=15 Nov 2020
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Terresa Ann Struck
     Jack Ray Street was born in 1928 at Wyoming.1 He was the son of Lewen William Street Sr. and Jewel Fern Weidman. Jack Ray Street married Leota Jean Davis in 1946. Jack Ray Street died on 3 November 1988.1 He was buried at Natrona Memorial Gardens, Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Find a Grave, database and images (), Jack Ray Street, Memorial ID 51884219,
    Birth: 1928, Wyoming, USA
    Death: 3 November 1988
    Burial: Natrona Memorial Gardens, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 November 2020), memorial page for Jack Ray Street (1928–3 Nov 1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51884219, citing Natrona Memorial Gardens, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791).
    Parents Lewen Bill Street 1898–1996
    Jewell Fern Weidman Chalfant 1906–1983
    Spouse Leota Jean Davis Street 1929–1993
    Siblings Lewen Bill Street 1924–2019 Roy Lee Street 1926–1977,.

Lewen William Street Jr.

M, #8411, b. 25 August 1924, d. 14 June 2019
Last Edited=24 Nov 2020
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Terresa Ann Struck
     Lewen William Street Jr. was born on 25 August 1924 at Joliet, Carbon Co., Montana.1 He was the son of Lewen William Street Sr. and Jewel Fern Weidman. Lewen William Street Jr. married Mildred Pauline Heitkamp on 16 September 1953 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1 Lewen William Street Jr. died on 14 June 2019 at Wyoming at age 94.1 He was buried at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Find a Grave, database and images (), Lewen Bill “Old Man” Street Jr., Memorial ID 200253932,
    Birth: 25 August 1924, Joliet, Carbon County, Montana, USA
    Death: 14 June 2019, Wyoming, USA
    Burial: Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 November 2020), memorial page for Lewen Bill “Old Man” Street Jr. (25 Aug 1924–14 Jun 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 200253932, citing Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by Dahly (contributor 49005791).
    Parents Lewen Bill Street 1898–1996
    Jewell Fern Weidman Chalfant 1906–1983
    Siblings Roy Lee Street 1926–1977 Jack Ray Street 1928–1988
    Children David A. Street 1953–1970,.

Lewen William Street Sr.

M, #7334, b. 8 September 1898, d. 30 October 1996
Last Edited=15 Nov 2020
     Lewen William Street Sr. was born on 8 September 1898 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., Missouri.1 He was the son of Clark W. Street and Fannie Eckler. Lewen William Street Sr. married Jewel Fern Weidman, daughter of William Frederick Weidman and Jane Walker, on 1 November 1923 at Red Lodge, Carbon Co., Montana. Lewen William Street Sr. died on 30 October 1996 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming, at age 98.1 He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1

Children of Lewen William Street Sr. and Jewel Fern Weidman

Citations

  1. [S2545] Find a Grave, database and images (), Lewen Bill Street Sr., Memorial ID 158873275,
    Birth: 8 September 1898, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
    Death: 30 October 1996, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
    Burial: Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 November 2020), memorial page for Lewen Bill Street Sr. (8 Sep 1898–30 Oct 1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158873275, citing Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by paths2present (contributor 47728739).

    Spouses Jewell Fern Weidman Chalfant 1906–1983 (m. 1923) Jennie Day Street 1903–1988 (m. 1944)
    Children Lewen Bill Street 1924–2019 Roy Lee Street 1926–1977 Jack Ray Street 1928–1988,.

Roy Lee Street

M, #8413, b. 16 May 1926, d. 13 August 1977
Last Edited=15 Nov 2020
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Terresa Ann Struck
     Roy Lee Street was born on 16 May 1926 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1 He was the son of Lewen William Street Sr. and Jewel Fern Weidman. Roy Lee Street married Muriel Elaine Fischer on 30 December 1950. Roy Lee Street died on 13 August 1977 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming, at age 51.1 He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Find a Grave, database and images (), Roy Lee Street, Memorial ID 133397923,
    Birth: 16 May 1926, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
    Death: 13 August 1977, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA
    Burial: Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 15 November 2020), memorial page for Roy Lee Street (16 May 1926–13 Aug 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 133397923, citing Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA; Maintained by Barb Walker (contributor 47034601).
    Parents Lewen Bill Street 1898–1996
    Jewell Fern Weidman Chalfant 1906–1983
    Spouse Muriel Elaine Fischer Street 1931–2017
    Siblings Lewen Bill Street 1924–2019 Jack Ray Street 1928–1988,.

David Herbert Streeter

M, #184, b. 26 August 1873
Last Edited=12 Nov 2020
     David Herbert Streeter was born on 26 August 1873 at Wisconsin. He married Jessie Gertrude Harn, daughter of Calvin Davis Harn and Rachel Ruple (Rupel), on 24 October 1900 at Rice Co., Minnesota.1 David Herbert Streeter married Inez E. (?) on 21 March 1914 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
     HARN Family Bible. SOURCE: Marriage records, Rice Co., MN, certificate dated 22Oct1900. David Herbert Streeter lived in September 1918 at Chisago Co., Minnesota.

Child of David Herbert Streeter and Jessie Gertrude Harn

Citations

  1. [S140] Rice Co MN Marriage Certificate, 22Oct1900, Rice County Courthouse, Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota.

Donald Streeter

M, #1598, d. before 1911
Last Edited=12 Mar 2018
Relationships
1st cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
2nd great-grandson of Jacob Rupel
Donald Streeter at 2 years and 7 months.
     Donald Streeter was the son of David Herbert Streeter and Jessie Gertrude Harn. Donald Streeter died before 1911.
     The cause of death was died young. Not find Donald in the Birth or Death Records, Rice Co., MN.

Marian Stroble

F, #8492
Last Edited=13 Jan 2021
     Marian Stroble married Carroll Forrest.

Child of Marian Stroble and Carroll Forrest

Eva Strohm

F, #1250, b. circa 1799, d. 16 May 1868
Last Edited=3 Apr 2014
     Eva Strohm was born circa 1799 at Pennsylvania.1,2 She married Perry G. Harn, son of Greenbury Harn and Sarah Grimes, on 16 March 1818.3 Eva Strohm died on 16 May 1868.4,2
     Her married name was Harn.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census17 September 1850Luzerne Twsp., Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, as 51 years old.
Census21 August 1860Luzerne Twsp., Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, as 61 years old born in Pennsylvania

Children of Eva Strohm and Perry G. Harn

Citations

  1. [S647] Letter from Mildred (Toland) Harn (P.O. Box 36, Mather, PA 15346) to Steven Harn REDMAN (1), Mar 1995; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).
  2. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), pg. 160. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  3. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy, pg. 160.
  4. [S646] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 19-21,23,26,30", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

George Stroke1

M, #2488
Last Edited=28 Oct 2018
     George Stroke married Margaret Bricker, daughter of Joseph Bricker and Barbara Young.

Citations

  1. [S788] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 189", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Ada M. Strole

F, #3555
Last Edited=28 Apr 1995
     Ada M. Strole married Andrew H. Ruple, son of Andrew Jackson Ruple and Minerva Ashton, on 28 February 1892.1
     Her married name was Ruple. SOURCE: Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14.

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

David Jonathan Stromire1

M, #6102
Last Edited=21 Jan 2013
     David Jonathan Stromire married Nikki Dianne Detwiler, daughter of John Henry Detwiler Jr. and Evelyn Claira Black, on 7 July 1990.1

Citations

  1. [S1959] Morgan Ryder, "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 14 Mar 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011."

Jon David Stromire1

M, #6404
Last Edited=20 Mar 2011
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of Frank Sklenar
     Jon David Stromire is the son of David Jonathan Stromire and Nikki Dianne Detwiler.1

Citations

  1. [S1959] Morgan Ryder, "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 14 Mar 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011."

Morgan Nicole Stromire1

F, #6407
Last Edited=20 Mar 2011
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Frank Sklenar
     Morgan Nicole Stromire is the daughter of David Jonathan Stromire and Nikki Dianne Detwiler.1 Morgan Nicole Stromire married Joseph Charles Ryder on 26 July 2002.1

Citations

  1. [S1959] Morgan Ryder, "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 14 Mar 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011."

Whitney Shannon McKenzie Stromire1

F, #6405
Last Edited=20 Mar 2011
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of Frank Sklenar
     Whitney Shannon McKenzie Stromire is the daughter of David Jonathan Stromire and Nikki Dianne Detwiler.1

Child of Whitney Shannon McKenzie Stromire

Citations

  1. [S1959] Morgan Ryder, "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 14 Mar 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL from Morgan Ryder 14Mar2011."

Betty W. Struck

F, #4579, b. 22 January 1930, d. 21 February 2015
Last Edited=17 Feb 2020
Relationship
Aunt of Terresa Ann Struck
Picture of Betty W. Howell from her obituary
     Betty W. Struck was born on 22 January 1930 at Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1 She was the daughter of William Ismael Struck and Freda Trujillo. Betty W. Struck married Robert S. Johnson circa 1950. Betty W. Struck and Robert S. Johnson were divorced. Betty W. Struck married Edward McMacken. Betty W. Struck married male Howell.1 Betty W. Struck was cremated at Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming.1 She died on 21 February 2015 at Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, at age 85.1 She was buried on 7 March 2015 at Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, Plot: KENDALL_39_2_3
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 February 2020), memorial page for Betty W Struck Howell (22 Jan 1930–21 Feb 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160073293, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .1
     Her married name was Johnson. Her married name was McMacken. She graduated in 1948 at Natrona High School, Natrona Co., Wyoming.1 Her married name was Howell.1 She lived in May 2013 at Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming. The cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease.1


Betty W. Howell (January 22, 1930 – February 21, 2015)
Posted by: 4news in Obituaries March 3, 2015

Betty W. Howell - Sweetwater County ObituariesBetty W. Howell, 85 of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at her home. She was a resident of Rock Springs and a former long-time resident of Casper, WY. Mrs. Howell died following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Betty was born January 22, 1930 in Casper, WY. She attended schools in Casper and graduated from Natrona High School in 1948.
Betty married Robert S Johnson and had three children Robert S, William J, and John R Johnson. Betty and Robert eventually divorced and she later married Ed McMackin and they had one daughter, Carrie Lynn.
Betty was employed by Mountain Bell Telephone Company where she started as a switch board operator working her way into a front office position. She was one of two women that were offered positions with the company that were considered a “man’s position” at the time. They were also the first to receive equal pay to their counterparts. She retired with Mountain Bell as a Second Level Supervisor.
Betty believed that her sons should have the opportunity to hunt and fish, and she took her sons and nephews fishing and camping when they were younger. She continued to hunt and fish with her sons even as they became adults. She loved deer and antelope hunting on the prairie as well as elk hunting in the mountains with her brother, sons, and grandchildren. She also loved going fishing in Wyoming’s mountain streams and lakes, and she even made it to Canadian waters. Betty also adored her opportunity to be a mother to her daughter, and she enjoyed doing things with her including shopping and helping her excel in her school activities.
Betty loved to travel and she enjoyed visits to California, Las Vegas, and it wasn’t unusual to find her in Deadwood, SD playing a slot machine. After her retirement she even traveled to Atlanta, GA where she visited the Coca-Cola factory and had wonderful stories of her trip to share with her children and grandchildren.
Betty had an unselfish and endless love for her family. She would travel near and far to watch the events that her grandchildren participated in including basketball, wrestling, and hockey. All of her grandchildren brought her great joy, and she would hold her grandbabies for hours.
Betty is survived by three of her four children, Robert S (Ava) Johnson of Recluse, WY, William J Johnson of Rock Springs, WY, and Carrie L (David) Lee of Casper, WY. Twelve grandchildren, (Robert) Stacy, Wes, Rebecca, John, (William) Shawn, Ryan, Joshua, Christian, Gabriel, Jordan, (Carrie) Austin, Aubree. Seventeen great grandchildren, sister Viola Bullington, sister-in-law Georgia Fay Struck, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 P.M.Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Inurnment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the Vase Chapel on Friday one hour prior to the rosary and on Saturday morning at the Church, one hour prior to services.

http://wyo4news.com/obituaries-2/betty-w-howell-january-22-1930-february-21-2015/.1

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census13 April 1940Casper, Natrona Co., Wyoming2

Child of Betty W. Struck and Edward McMacken

Citations

  1. [S2346] Betty W. Howell (January 22, 1930 – February 21, 2015), Wyoming 4 News, http://wyo4news.com/obituaries-2/betty-w-howell-january-22-1930-february-21-2015/, 03 Mar 2015, n/a. Hereinafter cited as Wyoming 4 News.
  2. [S2242] Struck, census, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah, http://www.ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name: Betty Struck
    Age: 10
    Estimated birth year: abt 1930
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Wyoming
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1940: Casper, Natrona, Wyoming
    Street: North Kimball
    House Number: 702 Rear
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Casper, Natrona, Wyoming
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 14B
    Attended School or College: Yes
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 3rd grade
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    William Struck 35
    Freda Struck 31
    Viola Struck 11
    Betty Struck 10
    George Struck 8

    Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Casper, Natrona, Wyoming; Roll: T627_4573; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 13-9.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Bonnie Lynn Struck

F, #4512
Last Edited=5 Jan 2021
Relationship
Sister of Terresa Ann Struck
     Bonnie Lynn Struck is the daughter of George William Struck and Georgia Fay Warfel. Bonnie Lynn Struck married Robert P. Legerski, son of Joseph Julius Legerski and Edith Lucas, on 4 June 1977 at Wyoming.

Children of Bonnie Lynn Struck and Robert P. Legerski

Daniel David Struck

M, #4511
Last Edited=5 Jan 2021
Relationship
Brother of Terresa Ann Struck
     Daniel David Struck is the son of George William Struck and Georgia Fay Warfel.

David Dean Struck

M, #4515, b. 2 September 1970, d. 3 January 2007
Last Edited=4 Jan 2021
Relationship
Brother of Terresa Ann Struck
David Dean Struck
     David Dean Struck was born on 2 September 1970 at Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming. He was the son of George William Struck and Georgia Fay Warfel. David Dean Struck died on 3 January 2007 at Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, at age 36. He was buried on 8 January 2007 at Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming.
     He was never married.

'He was their angel'

By LAURIE CREASY
Star-Tribune staff writer
David Dean Struck was the most eloquent of teachers, though he never spoke.

"David was totally reliant on other people's care," says Sue Pavelik, a former nursing manager at Southwest Wyoming Rehabilitation Center in Rock Springs, where David lived until his death on Jan. 3. "And yet he taught me more about life than anyone except my own child. In his world, we were the different ones."

He needed patience as others fed, bathed and clothed him. He needed creativity in order to make his needs known.

"He almost walked, but he never talked," his mother, Fay Struck, recalls. "He communicated with his eyes, and you just knew what he was thinking. You wanted to do for him."

If he was happy, Sue said, David would rock back and forth contentedly. If he was uncomfortable, his eyes would get wide or he would squirm.

David was a beautiful young man. "He had the thickest black hair I've ever seen," Sue recalls, likening it to the hair on one of her childhood dolls. "He had big brown eyes and thick, thick, thick black eyebrows. He was George's clone."

Despite his normal birth, the Strucks realized David wasn't like other children. University of Utah doctors diagnosed brain damage -- but could not pinpoint the cause. They could do nothing.

Besides, they told the Strucks, children like David usually died before the age of 3.

"We had him for almost 37 years," Fay says.

The Strucks brought their son home and lavished love on him. They took him everywhere, even on camping trips. "He was such a cuddly little thing," Fay remembers.

He lived with them for 12 years, but it couldn't last.

"He just got too big to lift," Fay says. She and George sent him to the Wyoming State Training School at Lander, where he lived for 19 years. Fay and George visited him there two or three times a month. The school was good for David, she remembers; the staff took him camping and horseback riding, and he made many friends.

Befriending David was easy. Something about him drew people, even strangers. "There was nobody that didn't like him. He had a very contagious smile," Sue recalls, "and when his parents came into the room, he lit up."

As Fay and George aged, the trip became harder on them.

"We started missing him a little too much," Fay says, "so we brought him home. He was still the same sweet little guy." They moved him into the rehabilitation center.

When Sue first met the Strucks, she says, "I thought, 'My God, I'm never going to be able to please these people!' Then I realized they wanted things to be a certain way because they loved him so much. He has an amazing family."

One client at the center made sure he had one of her stuffed animals every day. "She mothered him to death," Sue recalls. Another kissed him on the head every time he passed.

David fell ill often, and sometimes he had to be fed through a tube. Sue recalls reintroducing him to solid food, an applesauce-consistency concoction the staff wasn't sure he would like. He rolled it around in his mouth, tasting and testing. "Then he let out a cry and made this wonderful face," Sue says. "He was so excited -- like a baby bird opening its mouth for a worm."

Time after time, David bounced back from bouts of pneumonia. His caregivers got so used to his resiliency that when he finally succumbed, they were shocked.

At the viewing, one caregiver fell apart. Another -- pregnant at the time -- drove in from Salt Lake City for the viewing, then drove back the same night. "There was a lot of laughter ... and a lot of tears," Sue says of the viewing.

"He did more for everyone than they realized," Fay says, then adds, "He did more for us than we realized."

"I think about him every day," Sue confesses. "He was sent to teach the rest of us."

He was George's best buddy. He was Fay's pride and joy.

Sue sums it up best: "He was their angel."1

DAVID DEAN STRUCK
ROCK SPRINGS David Dean Struck died Wednesday, Jan 3, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County of respiratory complications.

He was born Sept. 2, 1970, in Rock Springs. He was one of the first students at the Child Development Center, which he attended for eight years. He was taught by Karen Oldfield for one year. He then moved to the Wyoming State Training School in Lander where he lived for 19 years. He then moved back to Rock Springs and resided at the Southwest Wyoming Rehabilitation Center until the time of his death.

Survivors include his parents, George and Fay Struck of Rock Springs; one brother, Dan Struck of Van Nuys, Calif; three sisters, Bonnie Legerski and husband Bob of Rock Springs, Terri Redman and husband Steve of Layton, Utah, and Susan Nichols and husband Steve of Rock Springs; three nephews, Matt Legerski of Salt Lake City and Philip Trujillo-Nichols and Dan Nichols, both of Rock Springs; one niece, Kristin of Laramie; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Freda Struck; and his maternal grandparents, George and Mildred Warfel.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs.

The Rev. Carl Beavers will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Josephs Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday at the Vase Chapel from 6-8 p.m. and again at the chapel on Monday morning until time of funeral services. Pallbearers include Dan Struck, Steve Nichols, Bob Legerski, Matt Legerski, Phillip Nichols, Dan Nichols and Steve Redman. Honorary pallbearers include, George Bullington and Buddy Kaumo.2

Citations

  1. [S1783] 'He was their angel' - David Dean Struck, online http://www.casperstartribune.net/. Hereinafter cited as 'He was their angel' - David Dean Struck.
  2. [S1771] Rock Springs Rocket Miner Newspaper, online http://www.rocketminer.com, Obituary for David Dean Struck, published on 05 Jan 2007. Hereinafter cited as Rock Springs Rocket Miner Newspaper.

David Struck Jr.

M, #7105, b. 20 April 1885, d. 27 July 1951
Last Edited=12 Feb 2019
Relationship
Great-granduncle of Terresa Ann Struck
     David Struck Jr. was born on 20 April 1885 at Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico. He was the son of George David Struck and Josefa (?) David Struck Jr. married Terisina (?) in 1906. David Struck Jr. died on 27 July 1951 at Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico, at age 66.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1 July 1885Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico
CensusJune 1900Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico
Census19 April 1910Taos, Taos Co., New Mexico

Child of David Struck Jr. and Terisina (?)

Dewey Struck

M, #5089, b. March 1900
Last Edited=28 Mar 2006
Relationship
Granduncle of Terresa Ann Struck
     Dewey Struck was born in March 1900 at New Mexico information from 1900 New Mexico Census. He was the son of George Struck and Juanita Teresa Tafoya.

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Ranchos de Taos, Taos Co., New Mexico, lists born Mar 1900 in New Mexico, 2-months old

Eduardo Struck

M, #7104, b. 5 October 1882, d. 1942
Last Edited=11 Feb 2019
Relationship
Great-granduncle of Terresa Ann Struck
     Eduardo Struck married Eutina (?) Eduardo Struck was born on 5 October 1882 at Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico. He was the son of George David Struck and Josefa (?) Eduardo Struck died in 1942 at Colorado.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1 July 1885Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico
CensusJune 1900Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico1
Census2 February 1920Saguache Co., Colorado

Citations

  1. [S2245] Struck, census, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah, http://www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census

    Name: Edward Struck
    Age: 17
    Birth Date: Oct 1882
    Birthplace: New Mexico
    Home in 1900: Ranchos, Taos, New Mexico
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Name: David Struck
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's name: Josefita Struck
    Mother's Birthplace: New Mexico
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    David Struck 76
    Josefita Struck 51
    Edward Struck 17
    David Struck 15
    Fidel Struck 12
    Wallas Struck 11

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Ranchos, Taos, New Mexico; Roll: 1003; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0154; FHL microfilm: 1241003.
    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

Elsie Struck

F, #7100, b. circa 1868, d. 3 November 1962
Last Edited=12 Feb 2019
Relationship
Great-grandaunt of Terresa Ann Struck
     Elsie Struck was born circa 1868 at Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico. She was the daughter of George David Struck and Josefa (?) Elsie Struck died on 3 November 1962 at Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census21 July 1870Ranchos, Taos Co., New Mexico