Memorial for Leo 'Zeke' Strange is Sunday in Fall City

Leo Chester "Zeke" Strange, Sr., died Wednesday, July 25, at his home in Fall City.

Leo was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Normal, Ill., to Loren and Helen Strange.

He served in the United States Air Force as an ambulance driver during the Korean conflict.

On Dec. 16, 1958, Leo married Carolyn Daml. They lived in Sun Valley, Calif., for 20 years before deciding to pack up their four children and one grandchild for a great adventure, heading east across the United States, traveling through Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, until coming upon the Snoqualmie Valley, where they decided to make a new home.

Leo was a dedicated employee, driving trucks and hauling goods for nearly 60 years, the last 30 with United Van Lines.

A few of his favorite activities were fishing, playing cards with his wife and two of their very best friends Steve and Veronica and taking care of his grandchildren. Leo was the ultimate provider, teacher and care giver.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Hall, his daughter Rose Janikowski, son Bud Strange, daughter Wendy Ludeman, daughter Tracy Valentine and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Elizabeth Strange, in January of this year and his grandson John Michael Strange in February.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Strange residence in Fall City.

Arrangements by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.


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