Mrs. Strube provided a very stable home for her children. She was a talented baker and enjoyed camping, bowling, and gardening. She could always be found with a smile on her face while holding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jane was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and the Young at Heart Club at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William L. Strube, whom she married on October 11, 1950, and who died on November 29, 2016; her parents, Frank and Caroline, nee Toeben, Eilermann; a brother, Ralph (Mary) Eilermann; a sister, Joan (Jack) Sax; and three brothers-in-law, Nelson Fischer, Don Bartling, and Paul Peters.
Surviving are three sons, Kenny F. (Cherie) Strube of Collinsville, IL, Steve J. (Elaine) Strube of Belleville, IL, and Kevin G. Strube of Belleville, IL;
four daughters, Judith C. (Larry) Merriman of Weatherby Lake, MO, Karen M. (Bill) Davidson of St. Louis, MO, Lynn M. Waldrop of Shiloh, IL, and Denise A. (Brian) Groom of Swansea, IL;
32 great-grandchildren, and one arriving in May;
siblings, Rita Fischer, Helen Bartling, Franklin (Jo Ann) Eilermann, Eileen Peters; Carol (Al) Littken, and Roni Juracek;
and loving nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.