Darlene R. “Dar” Striker

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/27/2012 16:00:00

Willard OH 44890 4/28/2012 10:00:00

Darlene “Dar” R. Striker, age 61, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio. She was born on November 17, 1950 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Francis and Pauline (Stockmaster) Alt. She is a member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington, Ohio. She retired from R.R. Donnelley’s in Willard after 42 years of service.
She is survived by her Fiance, Scott Garcia of Willard; two daughters, Shannon (Matt) Sell of Buffalo, New York and Stephanie (James) Burns of Westland, MI.; three grandchildren, Alexis and Dominic Sell of New York; and Colin Burns of Michigan; one step daughter, Kaleigh Mathias of Willard; two step-sons, Cory and Justin Garcia of Willard; two brothers, Ken (Barb) Alt of Mansfield and Mike (Diane) Alt of Tiro; one sister, Sharon (Harry) Boyle of Columbus; three nieces and one nephew.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Sandy, Scott, Ted, and Tom - May 9, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Dar. We will never forget the great times we had as neighbors and how happy and smiling Dar always was. May you find comfort in knowing that she is safe with God in heaven.
Sandy, Scott, Ted, and Tom Coder

Carol (Miller) Brock - May 2, 2012

So sorry to hear of Dar’s passing. I worked with her at Donnelley several years ago. She was always so sweet and always in a good mood; a kind person. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and she are in my thoughts.

Jackie Barndollar - May 1, 2012

My condolences to Dar’s family. She was a delight and an inspiration. Bright, fun, encouraging, with never a harsh word, always a sense of humor, a wink and a smile. Your loss must be profound. Know that her memory will continue to glow in my heart with love and respect. She made every thing easy and right. We’ve lost someone very special.

Chris & Tonya Fike - Apr 29, 2012

Shannon and Stephanie & family,
May you find comfort in your many memories of your Mom, and all she meant to you, as well as the friend she was to others.
With Deepest Sympathy

Dwight & Cheryl Vogel - Apr 28, 2012

Scott and family, My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dar over 40 years and during that time I was truly lucky to have met a special person that touched every one she came in contact with. The first time my wife met Dar she felt as if she had known her all her life. What a vibrant, outgoing person she was. I will miss her smile and her positive attitude about life. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tiger and Sue Maudsley - Apr 28, 2012

Our synpathy to her family, she was a wonderful person. We have known her for a long time at work. She had a smile for everyone. She will be geatly missed.

Joyce Garcia - Apr 27, 2012

Scott, so sorry to hear of Dar passing,I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.I pray God will comfort you and her family in the days ahead.

Debbie (Friedley ) Hickenlooper - Apr 27, 2012

Dar was my classmate at Buckeye Central High School. I’ve been exchanging emails with other classmates when we heard of Dar’s illness and we all were sharing Dar stories. One thing that we all remembered about her was that fabulous smile and her kindness. My sincere sympathy goes out to Mike and Sherry, Scott and all her family.

Jim Jamison - Apr 27, 2012

I was very saddened to hear that Dar passed. A few years back while my wife was fighting her bout with cancer Dar was a great help preparing me to be a care giver. She was always a bright light at work and a true pleasure to be around.

Karen Alt - Apr 27, 2012

I was so sorry to hear about Dar. She faught this for a long time. I know this is a terrible loss for your family but I hope there is comfort knowing her suffering is over. When I think of Dar I remember how much fun she was to be around. She always had a smile on her face and a laugh not far behind. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and will keep you in my prayers. With sincere sympathy,

Nancy & Charlie Mann - Apr 27, 2012

Steph and Shannon and all Dar’s family, We will always remember Dar as such a happy, hard working person who so loved her family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Nancy and Charlie Mann

Ernie and Elaine Surber - Apr 27, 2012

We would like to send our condolences to Scott, Cory and all of Dar’s family for your loss. My wife and I just meet her a few months back and she made a wonderful impression on us. Even knowing her condition she was positive, happy and apparently couragous. We would have really enjoyed spending time with her and getting to know her better. Your in our thoughts and prayers Scott and family.

Joe Strausbaugh - Apr 26, 2012

Deepest sympathy to Dar’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ruth Ann Miller - Apr 26, 2012

My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Dar many years ago and although we moved away, Dar and I keep in touch. My thoughts and prayers to all.

John Ross - Apr 26, 2012

Mike and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Darlene’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Don and Deb - Apr 26, 2012

Mike, Scott and family, Our sympathy to all in the loss of a FANTASTIC person. I did not know Dar very well, sure would have liked to know her better. She was always so HAPPY and upbeat. A good person lost, but I am sure she went right to the Almighty. Bless you all.

Jenny - Apr 26, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dar. I only worked with her a short time at RRD, but she was such a positive, friendly, and vibrant person. She will be missed by many! Just know that she will be watching over her loved ones from Heaven and take comfort in the fact that has no more suffering.

Linda Wentz - Apr 26, 2012

So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts to all the family.

Rosie&Terry Hobbs - Apr 26, 2012

To Dar’s Family We were so sorry to hear of her passing. She was always smiling and a welcome sight at the volleyball games. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill McDaniel - Apr 26, 2012

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Dar. I know she had not been good for some time. Dar was a wonderful person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by everyone. My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Family and Friends.

Lois Kehres - Apr 26, 2012

To Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dar’s passing. She was a fun loving person always with a smile. My prayers are with you now and in the difficult days ahead. God bless!

Denise Mann - Apr 26, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Dar’s death. I have so many wonderful memories of her as I grew up – from St. Bernards to Buckeye Central. Especially in high school when we would go to her house before basketball and volleyball games for a pep talk and to get our hair braided. She always made time for us! She was such a special person! I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.

The Shields Family - Apr 26, 2012

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our family’s thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

LINDA - Apr 26, 2012

My heart goes out to all of you.In my prayers always.

Jodi - Apr 25, 2012

You all know how much I loved this wonderful women. I will miss her every day. She was a very special person and a true friend to me. I am very sorry for your loss.

Melonie Jacobs - Apr 25, 2012

To: the Family of Dar
I had the pleasure of working with Dar for just under 10 years. She was amazing! She was always on top of her job. She knew all the details and expertly coordinated the schedule to fit whatever time frame I needed. But Dar went above and beyond her responsibilities. She became a friend, an encouragement, and a lover of life. We would talk about our families and life outside of work. She became an inspiration and a role model to me. Thank you for sharing her with me! I’m glad she is no longer suffering, but I will miss her and I know you will, too. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary & Brian Bevier - Apr 25, 2012

Just heard this news and wanted to send our heartfelt prayers to all the family. Brian and I loved Dar from different aspects of life but there was no denying what an amazing person she was. We pray the Lord’s peace will be felt upon you and you find comfort in knowing she is resting in the arms of her Savior.

Mark Ebbeskotte - Apr 25, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Shannon and Steph and families. Your mom always had a smile that could light up a room! I pray that you will find solace in knowing that Dar is now resting peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord. God bless each and every one of you in this most difficult time.

Mark Ebbeskotte - Apr 25, 2012

Mike and Diane,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn Dar’s passing. I hadn’t really seen her often after Steph graduated, but can’t help but remember that beaming smile of hers. My God grant you peace of mind knowing that she is reunited with her heavenly Father.

Bill Burge - Apr 25, 2012

Scott, Steph, and Shannon:
I’ am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Dar and I started in the Willard Division the same week and have been close friends ever since. She couldn’t say enough good things about you. She was a very special person. My prayers are with you and the rest of your families. I’ll never forget “Darlin Dar”.