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Brad R. Strickfaden

2/18/1959 - 2/24/2020

PEKIN ~ Brad R. Strickfaden, 61, of Pekin, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born February 18, 1959 in Pekin to Richard Warren and Sharilyn Kay (Horn) Strickfaden, he married Lora Ann (Schlag) Rauch on February 19, 2018 in Pekin.  She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of North Pekin; one son, Jacob Strickfaden of Pekin; one stepson, Nelson (Bekah Jayne) Boyer of Pekin; one stepdaughter, Lisa (Josh) Houston of Pekin; three grandchildren, Orion Strickfaden, Tristen Strickfaden and Amora Rauch and two sisters, Jody Cunningham of Marquette Heights and Kelly (Terry) Surtin of O’Fallon, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Brad last worked as a cement finisher for Szentes Concrete, Inc. in Peoria.  Brad was formerly self-employed as a builder, owning and operating Strickfaden Home Maintenance & Repairs. 

Brad enjoyed fishing and listening to music.  He also liked woodworking.

He was of the Baptist faith.

His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Rev. Dr. Michael McLeod will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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