top banner

Obituary Listings

A Friend of the Family.

James William Strauss

April 28, 1931 January 16, 2020
James William Strauss
There are condolences waiting approval on James's Tribute wall
Obituary for James William Strauss

James William Strauss, 88 of Clive formerly of Dexter, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Woodlands Creek Assisted Living in Clive. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 21st at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Dexter. Please note the change in venue is due to poor weather conditions expected. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice and/or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

James was born on April 28, 1931 to John and Ellen (Danielson) Strauss in Burlington, Iowa. He attended Burlington Schools. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served as a Radio Operator during the Korean War earning three Bronze Stars. Following his honorable discharge, he began working at Northwestern Bell where he worked for 36 years before retiring.

James married Margaret McCannon on June 20, 1954 in Burlington. After marriage, they lived in Burlington and Davenport, before relocating to Des Moines and lastly retiring at Diamondhead Lake. He enjoyed fishing, working in his wood shop and was especially skilled to fix almost anything.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; brother, Edward Strauss and granddaughter, Christina Strauss.

James leaves behind his children: Jeff (Phyllis) Strauss of Plano, TX, Jay (Brenda) Strauss of Dallas, GA, Jerry (Becky) Strauss of West Des Moines, Julie (Jeff) Smith of Reno, NV, and Eric (Amie) Strauss of Dunkerton; 14 grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of James William Strauss, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Graveside

Tuesday

21

Jan

11:00 AM 1/21/2020 11:00:00 AM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Dexter

814 Wash Ave. Box 57
Dexter, IA 50070

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Dexter
814 Wash Ave. Box 57 Dexter 50070 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dexter City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dexter
Dexter, IA 50250

Dexter Dexter 50250 IA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
James William Strauss

Thank you for sharing your
memory of James

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...