|Dorothy Strayer-Zuck passed away on January 16, 2011 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
Dorothy was born January 28, 1918 in London Mills, Ill., the second of nine children born to William and Aura Ulm. She was a 1936 graduate of London Mills High School and a graduate of Western Illinois University. She was married to Wayne Strayer from 1943 until his passing in 1985. She was an elementary school teacher in Farmington, Ill. and Chetek, Wis. Son John was born in 1948. Dorothy and Wayne moved to Watertown, Wis. in 1950 where they both lived and taught for 26 years.
The Strayers moved to Galesburg in 1976. Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Galesburg, where she served as Sunday school teacher, an Elder and as president of the Women's Association. She was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Team and longtime volunteer at Cottage Hospital, the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity. Dorothy was an avid traveler. She spent many winters in Arizona and visited Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Russia and England over the years.
On August 30, 1997, Dorothy married Ivan Zuck of Bushnell, Ill., a high school classmate. They lived in Galesburg until his death in 2008. Dorothy lived a full and happy life and will be remembered for her enthusiasm and generosity.
Survivors include: son, John (Deborah) Strayer of Seattle, Wash., grandchildren, Rosalie and Marshall Strayer of Seattle, stepson, Ron (Jane) Zuck of Peoria, two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Bernard) Carr and Sharon (Dean) Coates of Bushnell, brothers, Duane Ulm of London Mills, Bernard (Laila)Ulm of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Paul (Phyllis) Ulm of Galesburg, sisters, Ella Miyashiro, of Columbus, Ohio and Marilyn Swegle of East Galesburg, along with 23 nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Visitation will be at First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg on Saturday, January 22, 2011 beginning at 10 a.m. with a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. that same day. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in West Midway Cemetery, London Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, First Presbyterian Church of Galesburg or a charity of your choice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.