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John Frederick Striggow

1948 to 2015


John Frederick Striggow of Hebron, Neb., was born June 20, 1948 to Carl and June (Jensen) Striggow in Friend, Neb. John died at home Monday July 6, 2015, at the age of 67 years, with his wife Brenda and sister, Mary by his side.

John was baptized Oct. 10, 1948 and confirmed his faith in 1962 at the Exeter Methodist Church. On March 31, 1978, John married Brenda Fangmeier at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron. He was a member there until his death.

John grew up in Exeter, Neb. He attended Exeter Public School graduating with the class of 1966. He attended Kearney State college graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor Degree in Education. He taught English in Exeter and then in Hebron from 1975 to 1979. He worked various construction jobs until purchasing the Sundowner in Chester, Neb. They also owned and operated Chester Home

Improvement. At the time of his death, he was owner of J&S Roofing.

John was a people person. He loved getting together with his friends whether golfing, fishing or shooting the breeze. He had a soft heart for their family pets and loved their dog Digger. Family and friends were most important to him. He was always ready to lend a helping hand.

John is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gene Striggow, sister Virginia Lybarger, Brenda's parents Bruno and Betty Fangmeier, brothers-in-law; Dorwin Reimers, Bud Hansen, and Jim Dickey, nephews; Roger Hansen, and Travis Reimers, nieces; Willa, Mary, and Amy Lybarger.

He is survived by his wife Brenda of Hebron, sisters; Mary Striggow of Lincoln, Marjorie Dickey and Margaret Hansen both of York, brother-in-law Steve Fangmeier, sisters-in-law Barb Reimers of Dalton, Jane Tipton and husband Tom of Chester, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hebron at

10 a.m. Officiant is Pastor Keith Brozek, organist Janet Germer with congregational hymns; "This Is My Father's World", "Lord Of All Hopefullness", and "On Eagles Wings". Visitation was held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home. Casket Bearers were

Adam Tipton, Alex Tipton, Russell Dickey, Ruth Striggow, Bryan Reimers, Eric Reimers, Amy Henke, Wendy VanSkiver, Elisabeth Heitmann, Abby Tipton, and Faith Hansen. Honorary Casket Bearers; Bob Molthan, Josh Wiedel, Monte Dominy, Don Breland, and Larry Kopsa. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery in Hebron. Memorials in care of family and condolences may be left at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.


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