Silas Orville Strait

Silas Orville Strait, 72, of Bloomville, passed away at 2:34 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital with his daughter by his side.

Silas was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Silas M. and Jessie Mae (McKinney) Strait. He married Dora Perry April 13, 1970, in Tiffin, and she survives in Bloomville.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth (Robert) Shultz of Republic and Amanda Strait of Bloomville; three brothers, Clarence Strait of Tiffin, and Joseph Strait and Raymond Strait, both of Green Springs; a sister, Irene Corfman of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Shonta Strait, Jessie Rowlett, Crystal Strait, Mikel Essary and Serenity Strait; and seven great-grandchildren.

Silas retired from the U.S. Army and later the National Guard, serving during Vietnam while being stationed in Germany. Silas was a member of the Tiffin American Legion.

Silas was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Strait; and two brothers, Bennett Strait and Leonard Strait.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, with military rites being rendered by United Veterans Council.

Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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