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Thomas Lee Stravers

August 30, 1948 July 6, 2008
Thomas Lee Stravers
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Obituary for Thomas Lee Stravers

Thomas Lee Stravers, 59, of Vinton, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.
    Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, 1212 1st Avenue, Vinton, with Reverend David Gates officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, July 8, also at the funeral home.  Cremation will follow services.
    Thomas was born August 30, 1948, in Prairie City, Iowa, the son of Donald and Dorothy Tabor Stravers.  He graduated from Prairie City High School and received his Associates’ Degree in Architectural Drafting from DMACC.
    Thomas served his country for two years in the United States Army, stationed in Germany.
    On July 25, 1981, Thomas was united in marriage with Judy Trygstad in Vinton.
    He worked as a warehouse manager for Rinderknecht & Associates in Cedar Rapids for 27 years.
    Thomas enjoyed gardening, sports, traveling and family fishing trips.  He especially loved watching his children participate in their various activities.
    Thomas is survived by his wife, Judy Trygstad, of Vinton; two sons: Joe Stravers of Tempe, AZ, and Jason Stravers of Erie, PA; one daughter, Beckie Stravers of New York City, NY; and two brothers: Dan (Marilyn) Stravers of Prairie City and Tim (Cindy) Stravers of Des Moines.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Stravers.
    A memorial fund has been established.

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