John Cole Stredde

May 8, 1942 - September 10, 2020

John Cole Stredde of Montgomery passed away on September 10, 2020 at Rush Copley in Aurora. He was born on May 8, 1942 in Aurora to John A. and Elizabeth (Cole) Stredde. John was united in marriage to Margaret Craig on August 23, 1969 at Sacred Heart Church in Aurora.

John was an avid gardener with a very green thumb. He could make anything grow. One of his favorite pastimes was walking our subdivision daily with his faithful black lab, Sam, at his side greeting neighbors on whatever route Sam chose for the day. He was very devoted to his wife of 51 years and to his children and grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife Margaret, his children Anne (Clarence) Lawrence of Marseilles and Andrew (Amy Gibson) Stredde of Geneva, and his grandchildren; Alysha, Logan, Cheyenne, and Dakota Lawrence; and Maddison, Audrey, Keegan, and Rowan Stredde.

He is also survived by his siblings Edward (Sharon) Stredde, Sharon (David) Nickels, and Lue Anne (Harry) George. In addition, his brother-in-law James (Cherie) Craig along with many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, in-laws (Donald and Mary Craig), and numerous aunts and uncles. We cannot forget to mention his canine companions, Jack and Sam.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday September 18, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home St. Charles 100 S. 3rd Street from 2-4PM with service starting at 4PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the visitation will be limited. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering.  Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visitation a brief one so that all who would like to attend will have a chance to do so.  Once you have exited the funeral home, we ask you to depart immediately so there are no gatherings outside of our facility.  The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and difficult times.  For additional clarification, please contact the funeral home or family directly.

Arrangements by Fox River Cremation Society 630-584-8823 or

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