David L. Strange, 79
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David L. Strange, 79, of Fort Myers, FL and Monticello, IN passed away on Saturday October 19 after an extended illness. David was born on August 12, 1934 in Clinton County to Alba Mace and Sylvia (Ashley) Strange. He married Odel A. Butler on June 17, 1956 and she survives.
David was a 1952 graduate of Jackson Township High School and the same year he joined the Indiana National Guard and served 7 years. In 1956 David graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He owned and operated Golden Pig Farm Inc. and was co-founder of S&S Programming. David was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, Russiaville Masonic Lodge F&AM #82 and he was Past Master of the Forest Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the John Purdue Club traveling to many sporting events and served as Treasurer and President of the Clinton County Fair Board. He served as President of the Indiana Pork Producers Association and was a member of the Indiana State Farm Management Association. David was a member of Lexington County Club of Fort Myers and enjoyed traveling, Rook Gang, golfing, water sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Surviving with his wife Odel are children Michael S. (Jill) Strange of Forest, Cindy (Keith) Loveless of Michigantown, grandchildren Maisley E. and Madigan M. Strange, and Quincy, Britney, and Rebecca Loveless and one great grandson Connor.
David was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sue (Coy) Bonner and a special cousin Maggie Sherill.
Friends may call from 4 - 8 on Friday October 25 at the Rinehart Gathering Barn 2313 South State Road 29 Burlington, IN. There will be a special time of sharing at 6:30 with Pastor Jake Fisher. The family is asking that all guests wear casual Purdue attire. Memorial contributions may be made to the Strange Family Scholarship Fund through the Clinton County Community Foundation. The scholarship fund will benefit students majoring in David's two passions, Agriculture or Technology.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Oct. 23, 2013