8/5/2008 11:00 A.M. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood.
Richard N. Strayer
March 12, 1936 :: Palisade, Nebraska
July 23, 2008 :: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Richard N. Strayer, 72, of Wheat Ridge, died at his home on July 23, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn; daughters, Kathy (Tom) Schomer, Julie (Scott) Olivett, Sara (Mike) McCoy; grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron, Anna, Edward, Evan and Andrew and one great grandchild, Alexis. Also surviving, brothers Ivan and Bill. His brother Jim, preceded him in death. He was born in Palisade, Nebraska on March 12, 1936 and lived in the area until college graduation. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Air Force from 1960-1963. He worked as an engineer in California after leaving the Air Force and he and his family moved to Colorado in 1968. He worked for the National Cattleman’s Association, Mutual Benefit Life and additional employers before working as a computer consultant. He willingly shared his passion and knowledge of computers, spanning over 50 years, to help others. He was active in the Lakeside Kiwanis Club and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was an avid licensed ham radio operator and lifetime Cornhusker alum.
Rich was a wonderful example of a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family. He was a Godly man who lived his faith daily. He modeled a life of integrity filled with kindness and compassion. We will miss him and his amazing bear hugs, but are comforted knowing that he got the BEST bear hug of all – the one from our Lord and Savior as He welcomed him into heaven saying, “well done my good and faithful servant”.
Memorials may be given in Rich’s name to the ALS-Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1201 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 202, Denver, 80218 or Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214.