Joel "Jody" Struebing

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April 2, 1944 - July 21, 2018
Joel "Jody" Struebing, 74, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away on July 21, 2018.
He was born in St. Edwards, NE on April 2, 1944 to Joseph & Shirley Struebing, who preceded his in death. He was the oldest of four children.
Jody spent his early years growing up on a farm south of Wood River and later for a short time in Grand Island. Then moving to Crookston, MN, with his parents and his brother Jack, Jody attended and graduated from Crookston HS.
Jody then enlisted in the US Air Force and spent considerable time in Vietnam. He also was stationed at other various locations that included Minot ND, Woomera Australia, Offutt AFB NE and the Nevada Test Range. While stationed in Minot ND he met and married Marlene Warner on August 21st, 1971.
Jody retired after 20+ years in the US Air Force, and later as part of his continuing education efforts, he received a BS in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University. Jody then worked for various defense contractors in both CA and CO, finally settling and establishing a home in CO.
Jody was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fountain and had a passion for family, cooking and laughing. Jody loved a good party!
He is survived by his children, Jeremy Struebing, Tamara (Shane) Atkin, Cheri (Dave) Bales, Buster (Linda) Warner, Sandy Schalesky and Keven Warner; grandchildren, Misty (Matt) Connor, Jennifer (Heath) Leach, Kris (Amy) Schalesky, Kelsey Atkin and Karley Atkin; 10 great-grandchildren, niece Hannah Struebing and nephew Michael (Stefanie) Struebing brothers; Kim (Lynn) Struebing and Gail Struebing. Aunts; Betty Williams and Neva Knerl and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack Arthur Struebing; son-in-law, Rickie Dennis Schalesky and parents.
Services will be held at a later date in Wood River, NE.

Published in The Gazette on Aug. 9, 2018
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