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Mass of Christian burial for Dwayne Stroda, 93, of Herington, who passed away Saturday at Geary Community Hospital. will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday June 5 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Herington, led by Father Peter O’Donnell.
Dwayne will be laid to rest in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Herington.
His family will gather with friends on from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington, where his Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Dwayne’s life began on Dec. 6, 1927, in Herington. He was a son of Charles and Edith (Schuster) Stroda.
Dwayne was a 1946 graduate of Herington High School. He was united in marriage to Delores M. Bezdek on May 1, 1954, in Marion.
Dwayne was a lifelong farmer and rancher in rural Herington. He was a parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church in Herington and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Dwayne was a member of the Farm Bureau and the U.S. Custom Harvesters Association. He loved spending time with his friends over coffee and enjoyed creating metal works.
Dwayne was a people person; he never knew a stranger and genuinely loved people. He enjoyed card club and supper club and loved to travel.
Dwayne and Delores traveled to Hawaii on an anniversary trip and to nearly all 50 states. He and Delores also enjoyed casino bus trips with friends. He enjoyed his family and family reunions.
Dwayne’s loving family includes his children Darrell (and wife Laurie) Stroda of Pratt; Chuck (and wife Kim) Stroda of Abbottsville, Pennsylvania; Pat (and wife Kathryn) Carpenter of Oceanside, California; and Mary (and husband Gordon) Schroeder of Herington; son-in-law Bill Suenram of Salina; grandchildren Hayley (and husband Tony) Ferris, Nick Suenram, Ben Suenram, Sadie Suenram, Gordon M. (and wife Mary) Schroeder, Jason (and wife Lisa) Schroeder, Erik Schroeder, Matt Stroda, Lindsay (and husband Tom) Schuurman, and Josh Carpenter; 20 great-grandchildren; his siblings Ralph Stroda, Oraina Schump, and LaVada Holub; sister-in-law Rosemary Stroda; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Delores, daughter Pam Suenram, and brother Dean Stroda.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Father Kaupan Legacy Fund or St. John’s Church. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Dwayne at www.ymzfh.com.