BRIAN J. STRITE, 41 MOUNT MORRIS - Brian J. Strite, 41, passed away December 20, 2013, on the family farm. Brian was born October 2, 1972, in Sterling, IL; the son of James E. and Rogene M. (Gann) Strite. Brian graduated from Mt. Morris High School, Class of 1991, and graduated from Blackhawk East College, Kewanee, IL with an Associates degree in Agriculture. Brian worked for Hog Slat, as the store manager, Rochelle, IL. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards, collecting miniature farm toys. He loved working with the children during the Ogle County Fair. His real love was his time with his daughter, his nephews and his time working with his father on the family farm. Brian is survived by his daughter, Whitney Strite, Springfield, IL; parents, Jim and Rogene Strite, Mt. Morris, IL; brother, Brad and Kim Strite, Oregon, IL; grandpa, Darrell Strite, Mt. Morris, IL; nephews, Austin and Kyle Strite, Oregon, IL; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Brian is preceded in death by grandma, Dorothy Strite; grandparents, Clarence and Katie Gann; uncles, Wayne and Frank. Funeral Services will be at 12 noon Monday, December 23, 2013, in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL, with Rev. Virginia Haney officiating. A private family burial in Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Monday December 23, 2013, in Finch Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials to be established.