|David M. Strader|
|September 17, 1960 - November 26, 2010|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 01, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|David M. Strader, 50, of Andalusia, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
David was born on Sept. 17, 1960 in Moline, a son of Clarence and Vergie Witt Strader. He married Linda S. Norton on June 10, 1982 in Davenport.
He was an auto body man and worked at the family business, Quality Plus Body Shop, Rock Island his entire life.
David was a member of Bettendorf Christian Church. He collected muscle cars and enjoyed auto racing, including, sprint cars, NASCAR and local dirt track racing. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; son, Michael Strader, and his fiancée, Michelle Holden, Colona; daughter, Lisa Strader, and her fiancé, Russell Terry Jr., Rock Island; grandchildren, Brenden and Peyton Strader; six step-grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Vergie and Charles Copeland, Moline; brothers and sister-in-law, Scott and Julie Strader, Andalusia and Bruce Strader, Moline; stepbrother, Brian Copeland, of Kansas; and stepsister, Dawn Cunningham of Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence.
Our thoughts are with the entire family. David was a great husband, father, brother, grandfather, cousin, uncle and friend to many.
God looked around His garden and He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth and He saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful. He only takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw that the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace Be Thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you you are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
-- Kayla and Joe Nagle
My condolences to you all. It really saddens me to learn of his passing. He is with God now, may God bless you all at this time.
-- Larry Kreindel
to daves family,i am so sorry for your loss,i knew dave for a number of years,he will be missed,you are all in my thoughts and prayers,zina kemble
-- zina kimble
We're so sorry to hear of the loss of a HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, BROTHER, SON, and FRIEND to many. We would make the trip if we could. Diane's stroke, cancer, and co-pays has slowed us down.You all are in our hearts and prayers,
Love you all, Dick & Diane
-- Dick & Diane McMullen
Linda, Juice, and Mikey and families - I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a wonderful guy and treated Michael like a second son. It was apparent that he loved all of you very much and wanted only but the best for each one of you. He will be greatly missed for sure.
-- Gwen Naylor
Linda, Bruce and family,
I just want to express my sincere condolences and let you know you're in my thoughts and prayers. Sally McDowell (used to work at Epperly State Farm)
-- Sally McDowell & Jim DeDecker
My heart goes out to your family at this time of great loss. I never got to meet David but felt his loving spirit through his daughter Lisa When a person can inspire that kind of love and devotion in the people around him.That is a sign of greatness. and I know his spirit will live on in all the people lives he touch .He fought a heroic battle to stay in this world as long as he could to be with all of you and his presents will be missed. But he will always be with you in all the good memories he left you with
-- Gayle Overton
We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful man.
-- Bacon Family