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Archive for Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Henry L. Streator

April 10, 2002

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Oskaloosa Services for Henry L. Streator, 93, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial with American Legion honors will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa.

Mr. Streator died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 5, 1909, in Denton, the son of Charles Henry and Ocie Julia (Sawyer) Streator. He graduated from Denton High School and was a 1933 graduate of Baker University. He received his master's degree in education from Kansas University in 1947. He had lived in Oskaloosa since 1954, moving from Denton.

Mr. Streator served as superintendent at Oskaloosa school district from 1965 until his retirement in 1975. He had served as principal at Oskaloosa High School from 1954 to 1965. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Severance High School from 1935 to 1939. He also taught at Tonganoxie High School from 1939 to 1941 and served as principal at Denton High School from 1941 to 1944 and from 1946 to 1954. For 31 seasons, he was a crop hail adjuster in the Midwest for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946. He served in the Pacific-Asiatic Theater and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Streator was a member and Sunday school teacher at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. He was a member and past president of Oskaloosa Rotary Club and served as secretary-treasurer for 12 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 449, Denton, and Larner-Segraves American Legion Post No. 36, Oskaloosa.

He married Dorothy Alice Wagoner on Aug. 7, 1938, in Leona. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Harold, Chicago, and Richard, Oskaloosa; a daughter, Marian Holroyd, Mascoutah, Ill.; two half-brothers, Ralph Etter, Wayne, Neb., and Warren Etter, Port Isabel, Tex.; two half-sisters, Muriel Blecha, Kansas City, Kan., and Darlene Robinson, Adams, Neb.; and a grandchild.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorials to the scholarship fund of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

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