Robert Lee Stringham, 82 of Idaho Falls, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at his home.
He was born November 9, 1930, in Rupert, Idaho to Thomas LaVon Stringham and Molly Marie Ludwig Stringham. He graduated from Ucon High School in 1947 and enlisted in the US Air Force the same year; he served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. During that time he worked with auto equipment and was a Technician in Fort Warren, Wyoming. He received a Farm and Home Science Certificate from Ricks College, and a Television Servicing Certificate from Commercial Trades Institute in Chicago, Illinois. On July 17, 1953 he married Mary Jean Cook in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were blessed with 4 daughters. Robert farmed in the Milo area throughout his life, he also worked at the Site, was head custodian for District 93 and owned and operated the Menan Market.
Robert is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he served in the Bishopric, as Stake Sunday School President, in the Young Men’s Organization and in Scouting. He enjoyed farming and loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family was his life.
He is survived by his daughters, Peggy (Russ) Rowberry, Christine (Kevin) Forbush, Teresa (Jim) Kruckeberg, all of Idaho Falls, sisters Fern (Walter) Fluke, of Spokane, Washington, Bonnie (Lon) Bright, of Nampa, 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Angela Mary Stringham, and brothers, David Billy Stringham and Floyd Ray Stringham.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Milo LDS Chapel, with Bishop Allan Johnson, conducting. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30, Friday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main Street, Rigby, and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Ucon Cemetery, services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.