In Memory of Kent Theodore Streck



Kent Theodore Streck
Kent Theodore Streck
Born: December 14, 1943
Died: November 16, 2017
Age: 73
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Kent Theodore Streck
December 14, 1943 - November 16, 2017
From: Ida Grove, IA

Kent Theodore Streck, age 73, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center of Lincoln, NE.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate; with a committal service to follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion of Ida Grove, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2017, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
 

Born December 14, 1943, in Ida Grove, Iowa, Kent was the son of Theodore and Mildred (Miller) Streck.  He was baptized on January 16, 1944, confirmed on March 30, 1958, and was a life-long member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove.  Kent graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1962. 

Kent served in the National Guard from 1964-1970.  He was on active duty in Fort Carson, Colorado, from May, 1968-September, 1969.

Kent began farming while in high school with his father.  He married Susan Hilker on June 25, 1967, at St. Paul Lutheran Church; and together they farmed all of their married life at and around the family farm; Susan also taught second grade in the Ida Grove School District until retirement.  Their son, Tim, joined the farming operation after college; and the three generations farmed together until Theodore’s death in 2001.  Kent and Tim crop farmed, raised Red Angus cattle and fed beef cattle.  Highlights of Kent’s farming were raising and feeding cattle and planting corn with his John Deere 4430 that turned over 16,000 hours this year.

Kent’s family and farming were the loves of his life. He was very proud of all the accomplishments of his daughter, Tammy.  He enjoyed her many dance recitals when she was younger and especially being blessed with two grandchildren from Tammy and Craig. He and Susan enjoyed showing Zachary and Hayleigh all the aspects of farming.  Every year Kent looked forward to giving his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews rides in his combine during the fall harvest.

Since 1996, Kent and Susan met many new friends while country dancing around western Iowa.  He loved going to country western music concerts.  They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii.

Kent loved to walk at the church education building and normally walked a mile twice a day.  He kept track of his distance by placing a coat hangar at the end of the coat rack as he walked each round.  After moving fourteen hangars, he had completed a mile.

Kent is survived by his wife, Susan; a daughter, Tammy Stevenson, and her husband, Craig; a son, Timothy; two grandchildren, Zachary and Hayleigh; brother, Gregg (Zolene) Streck, sisters, Karen (Roger) Frank, and Debra (Bob) Bierle, sister-in-law, Liz Hilker, and many nieces and nephews, and extended family.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, Theodore and Mildred Streck,; his in-laws, DeWayne and Vivian Hilker; and his brother-in-law, Allen Hilker.


SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Tuesday
November 21, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard A. Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Roger Frank  
Christopher Hilker
Garrick Hilker
Kent Krager
Kurtis Krager
Hunter Lindgren
Matt Railsback
Joseph Streck

Honorary Pallbearers
Lonnie Bennigsdorf
Roger Bumann
Dave Gerss
Keith Krager
Bob Harden
Kris Krager
Bernie Krager
Raymond Nepper
Tim Phillips
Seth Septer
Tom Stewart
Jerry Uhl

VISITATION

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 20, 2017
St.  Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Musicians
Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Faye Jean Senne, Vocalist


Hymns:
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa

Military Rites 
McNamara - Moore Post No. 61
of the American Legion of Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:06 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.”
- Jerry Boger
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
“Susan and family, So sorry to hear about Kent. May the difficult days ahead be made easier by your many memories, the love and support of family & friends and the grace & love of God our Heavenly Father. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. In sincere sympathy, Jim and Rose Weary”
- Jim Weary
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
“Susan and family, So sorry to hear about Kent. May the difficult days ahead be made easier by your many memories, the love and support of family & friends and by the grace & love of God our Heavenly Father. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. In sincere sympathy, Jim & Rose Weary.”
- Jim Weary
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
“It breaks my heart to hear of Kent's passing. My condolences to Susan and family and please know I am thinking of you.”
- Donna May Schau
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
“Susan and family
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. May God wrap his arms around your family through this difficult time.”
- Matt & Chris Wunschel
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM
“Sorry about your loss. I'm thinking about you. ”
- Matt Kirkland
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
“Susan and Family,
I was incredibly saddened to hear of Kent's accident and passing. I have some great childhood memories of Kent stopping by our farm and him always taking the time to mess with me and always called me "Little Joe Cartwright". After not seeing him for at least 25 years, when I came up to say hello he smiled and said "Hey Little Joe" without any hesitation. That's the kind of man he was-once you were his friend he never forgot you. Heaven gained a very special angel when he left us, and I look forward to seeing him again. May God grant the Streck family peace and strength knowing they will indeed see Kent again.”
- Brad Miller
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
“Susan and family Our sympathy to you and your family Prayers being sent your way”
- Marie & Robert Baker
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
“Oh my gosh, what can one say? So very sorry, I so wish we could be there but we can't at this time. We're sending our thoughts and prayers that you can find peace in days ahead. Our live and sympathy, Grant and Nancy”
- Grant and Nancy Joy
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
“My sincere sympathy to Susan and your family at this time of great loss. Hold on to the memories and God will be with you now and forever. ”
- Charlotte Tripp
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:13 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for you and your family, Susan. ”
- Brookelyn Christians
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan, Tim and family, There are no words to use to tell you how very saddened we were to learn of Kent's accident and passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Kent and Tim when they came to Schleswig and it is hard to believe he has left us. We can be comforted in knowing that we will see him again when we join him when we reach our real home in Heaven. May God wrap His loving arms around you and grant you comfort and His eternal peace for the upcoming days. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Loren and Janice Jepsen
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
- Hope and Jason Morgan
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Prayers for the family ”
- Elaine Streck (Turgeon)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan,Tammy,& Tim

We are so sorry to hear of the tragic death of your husband and Father -Kent. I do not have the words that will comfort you in your loss, however,I do trust in the Lord to give you a peace that passes all understanding and to comfort you as only the Lord can do.”
- Stan and Mary Henderson
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Kent! He was such a good man. Your faith will guide you along the way! Always trust in the Lord! He is now in Heaven and free of pain!”
- Jean lancaster
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan,Tammy, Tim,

I do not have the words to comfort you at your loss, However, I trust God will give you a pease that passes all understanding and comfort you at the loss of your husband and father.”
- Stan Henderson
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“ To the family of Kent... we send our deepest condolences at the passing of your husband, father, grandpa, brother, friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these days ahead.
- Pat and Larry Joiner
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“ To the family of Kent... we send our deepest condolences at the passing of your husband, father, grandpa, brother, friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these days ahead.
- Pat and Larry Joiner
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan, So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your sorrow. Bob & Vera Varner”
- Bob & Vera Varner
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan and family, thinking of you all. What a wonderful man and friend Kent was. May the Lord wrap you all in his loving arms at this time. God bless you all. ”
- Justin and Angela Frank
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Susan and family. We ache for all of you. No words are adequate. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you. Jean and Russ Samson. ”
- Jean and Russ Samson
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:57 PM
“Condolences to an old neighbor of the 50's.”
- Mason L Ridlen
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss, you do not know me that well but you guys where the ones that bought my dad's pool table at their estate sale. I am a friend of Sharon Forthum.. May God grant you peace & love at this tilme.”
- Cindy Peters
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM
“Susan and family. So sorry for your loss”
- Dan Ehler
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM
“Thought and prayers to you Susan and your family. There are just no words. Keep the memories close. Gods Blessing”
- Colleen Hare
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM
“Susan
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your loss
May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time”
- Jan and bob carney
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:01 PM
“Tammy, My heart goes out to you and your family - and all who knew and loved your Dad. I'm so sorry for your loss.
- Laura Ingalls
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:01 PM
“Susan and family sorry to hear of the loss of Kent. We will always cherish our memories of our visits and dances at the Ballroom with you two. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. The Lord holds him in his arms, you hold him in your heart. Dick and Jolene (Jo) Streck.
- Dick and Jo Streck
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“Oh Susan... was so sorry to hear about Kent's accident... Our Lord and Savior took him home where there is no suffering... My sincere condolences are extended to you and your children. Your classmate and friend... Mareta”
- Mareta Vermeys
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“Gods Blessings to all the Streck family !!! May Jesus wrap his arms around you and give peace in your heart! ”
- Barb and John Corr
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“Dearest Suan and family, Our hearts go out to you in your unthinkable loss. Kent was able to live life on his terms until the end. He truely was salt of the earth. His loss will impact so many. May the Lord comfort and grant you peace. Allan and Bev
- Bev & Allan Yeager
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“May God guide and help you and the family during this time. Trust in the Lord.”
- Dennis and Angela Goodman
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“Dear Streck family, our deepest sympathy. I very much enjoyed working with Kent when I worked for Ryan. Such a fine fellow. He will truly be missed. God's blessings to you. ”
- Vergil and Jackie Heyer
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM
“Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of Kent's passing Our sympathy to Susan , their family and friends RIP Kent
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:24 PM
“Susan and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss! You all are in my prayers. May God wrap you in his arms and guide you through this. Kent was a very nice man and will be missed by many! ”
- Tonya Dupre
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:25 PM
“Dear Friends, My heart aches for all that you have endured. I am consoled knowing that Kent is now in Heaven, no longer suffering. Sending prayers for Susan & family as you grieve. With sympathy, Judy”
- Judy Andresen
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM
“Susan, you are in my prayers at this tragic time.”
- Linda Schwaller
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:45 AM
“So very sorry for your loss.”
- Joyce Schnabel
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