Harry R. Strom

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Harry R. Strom, 63, of Matherville, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Trinity, Rock Island, A graveside service was held on Sunday, Aug. 22 at Candor Cemetery in rural Seaton. Military rites were conducted by the Mercer County VFW Post 1571. Visitation was 1 - 4 p.m., Sunday at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, who handled arrangement. Memorials can be left to the family.

Harry was born July 11, 1947 in Moline. He is the son Bernard H. and Florence Clark Strom. He married Joan Rowe Burton on April 4, 1998 at Moline. Online condolences may be left at

He retired July 2, 1999 after 30 years at the Rock Island Arsenal in parts procurement. Harry also ran The Little Store in Matherville for 10 years.

From 1967-1969 Harry served in intelligence with the US Army.

Harry enjoyed fishing, gardening and was a master carpenter.  He was a member of the Matherville Eagles.

Harry is survived by his wife, Joan Strom, Matherville and two sons, Brian Strom, New Boston, and Kyle Strom, Moline and a step-son Steven (Randi) Burton, Viola. He has three grandchildren, Makenna, Gavin and Kendyll; four brothers (spouses), Bernard “Bud” (Janis) Strom, Seaton; Raymond (Judy) Strom, Paulon, Ariz., Robert Strom, Las Vegas, Nev., Walter Strom, Sacramento, Calif. and step brother, Dennis Rodgers, Rock Island.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Mae Oestrich and Carl Strom.