BOOTJACK - Jan K. Strieter, Sr., 66, of Bootjack, passed away after a lenghy illness on December 14, 2013.
He was born on April 9, 1947, in L'Anse, a son of Lucille (Kaupila) Strieter. He was a graduate of Dollar Bay High School. He worked for C&H, Siirtola's and Kohler before enlisting in the Marines. He served overseas in Vietnam where he was injured at the Battle of Khe Sanh. For his actions, he earned the Bronze Star with a Combat V and the Purple Heart Metal. When he returned home, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. Next, he owned and operated Lakes Yamaha for several years. Later, received his Real Estate License and worked for Century 21 and Gateway Real Estate as a broker until he retired again.
On August 19, 1978, he was married to Susan Rheault at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.
He was a member of the Marine Corp. League, Life Member of the VFW and the VFW past Commanders and Presidents Club, American Legion Post 90 of Lake Linden, Military order of the Purple Hearts, member of the DAV, life member of the National Rifle Association, had been a member of the Valley SnoDrifters Snowmobile Club, former member of the Dollar Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Dollar Bay Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Karen Statler.
He is survived by his wife, Sue of Bootjack; two sons, Jan (Mary Birminham) Strieter, Jr. and Dale (Angie Henry) Strieter; four brothers, Ted (Kay), Richard (Gloria), Doug (Jane) and Kim; three sisters, Kathy (Alan) Salmela, Kristine Michaelson and Susan Joy Strieter; along with numerous other relatives.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Rev. Robert White to officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden and for an hour before the service on Wednesday in the funeral home.
Spring burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden.
Online condolences may be left pearcefuneralhome.com.