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Howard W. Streit
(10-07-1929 - 03-09-2021)

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 Howard W. Streit, 91, of Springfield, MO., formerly of Elgin, passed away on March 9, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1929 in Elgin, IL the son of Peter and Lillian (Kautz) Streit. Howard was a Veteran, and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War in Pusan. He began his 48 year commercial truck driving career at age 14. With his son Howard co-founded Royal Trucking. Throughout retirement, his long passion for driving and music continued while he traveled extensively with Marian, friends and family. Howard was always happy with a smile on his face and genuinely loved life. He never met a stranger, just a friend he hadn’t met yet.
Survivors include his children: Lynda (Al) Gunter of Walnut Grove, MO, Steven (Brandy) Streit of South Elgin and Diane Streit of Elgin; grandchildren: Lisa Gunter and Jared Streit; his siblings: Marion Cornier of Mesa, AZ, Betty VanBroeck of St. Charles, IL and Walter (Margene) Streit of Edgar, WI; along with many nieces, nephews and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years: Marian Kawa Streit in 2016; siblings: Frank Streit, Raymond Streit, June Gondos, Doris Marvin, Dorothy Hamilton, Harold Streit and Geraldine Carty.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral mass will be on Tuesday at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elgin, with the burial with honors following at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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