Michael Andrew Stratton, 60, of Homestead, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Wednesday September 1st following his heroic battle with glioblastoma.
Michael was born January 19, 1961 to Leo and Betty Stratton. He grew up in Homestead and graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1979. Mike has always had a love for cars, especially fast ones (Fords). That's what led him to open up his own business in 1998, Mike's Repair. He was known for his amazing dance moves, being a jokester, four-wheelers, black marks on the highway, donuts, sliding the corners on gravel, wheelies, and making sure everyone had a smile on their face. There never was a dull moment if Mike Stratton was in the room.
Mike married Brenda (Brecht) May 5, 1984 and shortly after they added Alicia and Jason to complete their family of four. He was filled with joy when Alicia brought his 4 granddaughters and Jason and Jamie brought his grandson into the world. Nothing filled his heart more than spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Mike lived his life to the fullest and has definitely left his "marks" not only on the people he loved but anywhere he could.
Mike is survived by his wife Brenda, daughter Alicia, son Jason (Jamie), grandchildren Imigyn, Channing, Peityn, Charlee, and Jaxen, brother Jeff (Dea) Stratton, brother in-law Rusty (Susie) Brecht, sister in-law Becky Brecht, many nieces and nephews and extended family, and many many friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Betty Stratton and his two brothers Doug and Dave Stratton.
A Celebration Of Life Visitation will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Iowa City Hospice. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Mike and his family. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com