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DANVILLE - James Henry Strebin, 90, passed away at 7:35 p.m. December 30, 2017, at Colonial Manor in Danville.
Jim was born August 7, 1927, to Clayton and Ruby (Nowling) Strebin.
He married Doris Seely on September 19, 1947, and later married Rose Daly Gonyo on November 23, 1990.
He is preceded in death by his parents; both wives; his two sons, Jack and Dave; brother, Richard; stepmother, Mabel; stepfather, Ray Norris; and stepson, Robby Gonyo.
Jim will be sadly missed by his daughter-in-law, Rosemary; grandchildren, Kassie (Lou), Andy (Suzi), Kirk (Summer) and Kody; great-grandchildren, Mason, Clayton, Logan and Colin; a brother, Larry; two stepdaughters, Chrissie (Scott) and Carey (Roy); and step-great-randchildren, Alan, Ashlyn (Ethan), Erin and Evan.
Jim served in the United States Navy Seabees from 1945 to 1947.
Following the military, he graduated from Danville High School and then went on to receive his degree from the American Bankers Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Jim worked for Palmer Bank as department head for several years and from there was the controller for the Commercial-News.
When his sons were young, Jim loved coaching their baseball teams and family vacations in Florida. Jim enjoyed spending time with friends, whether it was playing softball, bowling, golf, watching sports or catching up over a cup of coffee. He was a member of American Legion Post 210, the Danville VFW and Elks Lodge.
Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Sunset Funeral Home, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. A Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Raymie Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 210.
Memorials may be made in Jim's name to the American Legion Post 210 or the American Cancer Society. Please join the family in sharing memories on James' Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on January 8, 2018
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