of Lead Hill, AR
September 28, 1944 - July 18, 2021
Vernon James Strachota, age 76, of Lead Hill, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was born September 28, 1944, in Waterloo, Iowa to Milvoy Strachota and Minnie (Rebik) Strachota. He was married to Marlys Nation and they had two daughters together. In 2007, Vernon was married to Cynthia Conner. He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Vern enjoyed fishing, hunting, all things John Deere and spending time with his friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is proceeded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marilyn and JoAnn; special aunt, Libbie Podhajsky and son-in-law Jeffrey Austin. Vernon is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Conner) Strachota of the home; three daughters, Sheila Austin Minnehan (Dave) of Rogersville, Missouri, Renee Graves of Nixa, Missouri and Amber Theis (Jeff) of Hiawatha, Iowa; one son, Jason Pape of Lead Hill, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Britni Dalton (Josh), Blake Austin, Ty Graves (Leah), Tawni Rambo (Trey), Avery Theis, Asher Theis and Elyse Theis; eight great-grandchildren and one blessing on the way. Memorial service will be 10:00 AM, Friday, July 23, 2021, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home Chapel.
Sympathy to the family, especially Sheila & Renee. So many great memories of hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with the family. Vern treated me and my brother (Dan) like sons/family. He taught us how to fish walleye on the Mississippi, hosted pheasant hunts for us in Iowa, and opened his home to me while in college, providing meals, Sunday entertainment at Aunt Libby's, and transportation back home to Harpers Ferry. He was generous with his time and resources. I will always remain grateful and appreciative of our friendship.
Cindy and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time - you were such good friends to Kenny and Pam and welcomed me when I came with them to visit - thinking of you all🙏🙏🙏❤️
Deepest sympathy, rest in peace our friend
Vernon James……you are such a special friend and I will miss you so very much. You were so good to my Cindy. I told Kenny to meet you with open arms. You can enjoy your beer together and see who can get the last word in!!!Cindy and family, you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.Love and miss you ❤️❤️😥Pam