Photo courtesy of Steuerle Funeral Home - Villa Park

Ronald Strum

Jun 23, 1965 - Dec 7, 2020 (Age 55)

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I only met Ron this past summer when I commissioned him to paint a picture of a special house. What a wonderful experience, and the painting was better than I expected. He made the whole thing very personal...such a lovely man.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to your family. Ron was an incredible person, and I consider myself very blessed to have known him. I commissioned him to do a painting for me years ago. The painting is amazing and will always remain in a prominent place in my home. May God grant you His comfort and peace in your grief. He will be missed.

To all of Ron’s family and friends, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ron was an amazing person and gifted artist. He was one of my oldest and dearest friends. I share in your sorrow. May God give you all peace beyond understanding and fill your hearts with wonderful memories. I will forever cherish the times we spent together. I am so grateful that he was a part of my life.

Ron was such a blessing to everyone who knew him! He leaves so many memories of great times, fun and laughter! He will be missed! He remains in our thoughts and prayers!

Our condolences to the Strum family. Ron’s many talents enriched the lives of all that were fortunate enough to know him.
The Mars family

So sorry for your loss Carol and family. We are praying for your healing. He will be missed and is truly gifted and kind. Tom and Ruth Multon

The heavens have a soft spoken good hearted caring kind soul now. Your presence here will truly be missed

My friend, so very much to say. I am going outside in today’s sun, to remember and write about you now. I know your are in heavens perfect Light, living in the brightest of colors, but for the rest of us, the hue faded Monday night when you went home. Paint on my friend. Paint in Glory. I will miss you.

I will keep many treasured memories of Ron in my heart. He brought incredible joy & laughter to my world. Tales could be told! He introduced me to his friend Dick who is now my husband. He was a member of our wedding party. Ron gave me a peek into the world and mind of an artist. I look at paintings & artists differently because of him. The beauty of his art will live on in the hearts and homes of many. Carol, you raised a wonderful man. Thank you for sharing him with us all. Our...


Ronald's Obituary


Ronald Strum, age 55 of Carol Stream, formerly of Villa Park. Dear son of Carol (the late Stan) Strum; best friend of Paul Dunklau; fond brother of Dennis (Bonnie) Strum and Tom Strum; nephew of Sylvia, Rick, Bob, Jim, Betty, and Reinette; loving cousin to many. Willowbrook class of 1983, past Student Government President of College of Dupage, graduate of Elmhurst College Class of 1987.

Ron was a wonderfully creative man which was reflected in his many paintings, his beautiful garden and home that he loved,  and that leaves an everlasting legacy to his mother, family and friends.

Visitation Sunday, December 13, 1 PM - 6PM at Steuerle Chapel, 350 Ardmore Ave. (1 Blk S. of the Prairie Path), Villa Park, IL 60181. Service and Interment are private. Service will be livestreamed in the window below this death notice. In accordance with state regulations all visitors are required to wear a face mask while inside the building and maintain social distance.  For info: or 630-832-4161.


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