Lewis Strachota, 74, of Mason City, died Monday March 18, 2019 at his home.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 4 until 6 pm at the Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, 209 E. 7th St., Tama, Iowa. Interment will follow in the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom, Iowa.
Lewis passed away Monday surrounded by his family. Lewis was born July 20, 1944 the son of George and Rose (Foley) Strachota. He graduated from Tama Community School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army from 1963 – 1969 during the Vietnam war as a gopher. After his return home Lewis was united in married Emily Angle to this union a set of twins was born, they later divorced. Lewis later married Carol Elliot, the couple adopted a little girl and also had a son, they later divorced. At the time of their divorce Carol was pregnant with another set of twins. Years later he met Donna McDonald, and to this union three children were born. Lewis worked at the Tama Packing Plant, Pat Manning and Rollie Johnson Car Dealerships and did construction work.
Lewis is survived by his wife, Donna Strachota; children, Laray (Chad) Gunderson, Leroy (Jen) Himes, Penny Fisher, Donald (Tonya) Strachota, Joanna (Bill) Martin, James (Jesse) Neubauer, Kathy (Rafeal) Strachota-Chambers, Cheyenne (Candy) Strachota, Diane (Steve) Crawford, Micheal Strachota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George in 1997, Rose in 2000, his sister Bridget in 2003, and by his twin brother in July 1944.