Grace R. Strike, age 86,of Coon Rapids died November 9, 2009 at Golden Living Center Greeley in Stillwater. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 12th at Coon Rapids Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Russell Benson officiating. A visitaion will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Strike Cemetery in Isanti.
Grace Ruth Strike was born November 16, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Joe and Ruth Nelson. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School. Grace then attended Beauty School. On July 25, 1948 she married Ralph Strike and they made their home in Coon Hollow, Coon Rapids. Ralph and Grace were active members on the Coon Rapids Evangelical Free Church and they helped build the original church building. They had many outdoor church activities at their home. Grace owned and operated her beauty shop until 2004.
Grace passed away on November 9, 2009 at Golden Living Center Greeley in Stillwater at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 23 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally; husband Ralph; and by her brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Evie Nelson.
Grace is survived by her son, Charles (Megan) Strike and their son Travis of Marine on St. Croix; sister, Jean (Merlyn) Johnson of California; and by other relatives and many friends.