Kenneth Richard Strate

11/12/1940 ~ 8/23/2014

StrateKennethCropKenneth Richard Strate, 73, of Spring City passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 due to complication of Alzheimer’s at his daughters home in Farmington, New Mexico. He was born November 12, 1940 in Spring City to McKinley and Utahna Strate. He had a twin brother, Kendall, that died at birth. He has two older brothers Phillip and Sherman and a younger brother Stephen. He married the love of his life, Peggy Allred Strate on January 14, 1961 then later sealed in the Manti Temple on August 25, 1962. They had 8 children: Chad McKinley Strate, Randy Lynn Strate (Barbara), Michael Kenneth Strate (Lisa), Douglas James Strate (Amy), Tammy Strate Colebrook (Chuck), Adam Richard Strate, Cory Jon Strate, Tiffany Strate Christiansen (Jason). They have 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Preceded in death: his father McKinley Strate, mother Utahna Strate, brothers Kendall Strate and Phillip Strate, and son Chad Strate. Ken lived a very full and great life! He farmed all his life and made it his living along with dairy farming until they sold the dairy and then he made a career as a coal miner at Skyline Mine for 22 years until retiring in 2004. Throughout his life he enjoyed many hobbies including hunting and fishing along with boating. Many of his treasured times were at Lake Powel boating with family and friends. He also became a pilot and even had his own airplane. He enjoyed playing cards with family but most of all his favorite hobby would have to be golfing. He golfed for many years and even served as President on the men’s association at Palisades Golf Course. Over the years he had many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the bishopric. He also served on the Spring City city counsel and the North Sanpete School District School Board. There will be a viewing for the public to come pay their respect on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant. The internment will be at the Spring City cemetery Friday, August 29, 2014.

9 Responses to “Kenneth Richard Strate”

  1. Gary Miner says:

    Kenneth was a true and great friend. A friendship that was cemented forever when we lived together for a short time in the avenues of S.L.C. Sorry to see he is gone from us but our last meeting was a peasant one on the links of Palisade.

  2. Dave Strate says:

    Not able to come to the viewing but do wish to express my condolences. Will always remember the friend that Ken was to me and many others.

  3. To the family :
    Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Kenneth was a friend to all our classmates always thoughtful of was our
    Great pleasure to have known him…
    North Sanpete High School Classmates

  4. Peggy and Family:
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time.
    Kenneth was a Friend to everyone,Our thoughts and prayers
    Are with you.
    North Sanpete classmates of 1959

  5. Don & Dixie Harris says:

    We were so sad to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a great man and a wonderful friend. We will miss him.
    Don & Dixie Harris

  6. Kenneth was wonderful friend who was always willing to help others. He will be missed, but we will see him again – We send our love to the family.

    Michael and Jolene Watson

  7. JoAnn Christiansen says:

    Peggy and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a man that I admired and will be missed. I remember the friendship he had with my Dad, I know he thought highly of him. I hope that you all will feel comfort at this time knowing that you will see him again. You are in my prayers.
    JoAnn Christiansen

  8. Gary and Katie Parnell says:

    We were so sorry to read about Ken’s death. Mark sent us the announcement. We are serving a mission in South Africa – been here a month – and so are missing out on Spring City current news. We both have very good memories of how kind both Peggy and Kenneth were to us when we moved into Spring City 36 years ago. Our prayers are with your family. Parnells

  9. Susan Madsen Spencer says:

    My how the years have moved forward in life’s journey. Seeing Ken’s obituary brought fond memories of our North Sanpete days together and the Junior Prom at North Sanpete. Ken and I were partners in the Junior Prom promenade. Ken was a fun Junior Prom partner and a great man. Peggy, may you feel God’s arms around you during this difficult transition in you life.