Charles L. “Luke” Strobbe, 70, of Colona, passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Charles “Luke” Strobbe Memorial Fund.

Charles L. “Luke” Strobbe, 70, of Colona, passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Charles “Luke” Strobbe Memorial Fund.

Luke was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Moline, the son of Camiel and Kathryn (Soelzer) Strobbe. He attended Moline High School. Luke proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1967. He was united in marriage to Oneida Hays Kleinau on May 14, 1978, at Loraine Methodist Church. He worked for John Deere Plow/Planter Works and Davenport Works as a welder for 37½ years, retiring December 2004.

Luke was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the UAW Local 281. He enjoyed fishing at home on the lake. He was an avid reader and a loud and angry Bears fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Oneida; daughter, Rachel (Jayson) Saylor, of Atkinson; step-daughters, Pam Kleinau, of Rock Island; Janice Kleinau, of Centerville, Iowa; step-son, Ryan (Suzanne) Kleinau, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandsons, Mason and Drake Saylor; step-grandson, Raymond Nolan; sisters, Camilla (Charles) Clare, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and Jane (Jack) Frazelle, of Moline; brother, Mark Strobbe, of Moline; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.