Brian J. Strite, 41, Mt. Morris, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 on the family farm. Brian was born Oct. 2, 1972 in Sterling, the son of James E. and Rogene M. (Gann) Strite.
Brian graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1991, and graduated from Blackhawk East College, Kewanee, with an associates degree in agriculture.
Brian worked for Hog Slat, Rochelle, as the store manager.
He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards, collecting miniature farm toys.
He loved working with the children during the Ogle County Fair.
His real love was his time with his daughter, his nephews, and his time working with his father on the family farm.
Brian is survived by his daughter, Whitney Strite, Springfield; parents, Jim and Rogene Strite, Mt. Morris; brother, Brad (Kim) Strite, Oregon; grandfather, Darrell Strite, Mt. Morris; nephews,Austin and Kyle Strite, Oregon; several aunts and uncles; and nieces and nephews.
Brian was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Strite; grandparents: Clarence and Katie Gann; uncles, Wayne and Frank.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 23 at 12 p.m. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, with Rev. Virginia Haney officiating.
A private family burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the service at Finch Funeral Home. Memorials will be established.