William Stratton

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Funeral services for William “Jack” Stratton, 70-year-old Deadwood, South Dakota resident who passed away Monday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Home in Spearfish, South Dakota with Monsignor Michael Woster officiating. Visitation will be held at the Fidler-Isburg Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mr. Statton’s memory may be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
William Ronald “Jack” Stratton was born on August 11, 1948, in Hot Springs, South Dakota to George and Janice Stratton. He grew up and went to school in Custer, South Dakota and graduated from Custer High School with the class of 1966. He was married in December of 1966 in Custer to Anna Welchert and they made their home in Spearfish where he attended Black Hills State University and received a B.S. in Business. After college, they lived in Spearfish where they raised their family. Anna, his wife of thirty-four years, passed away in 2001. William worked for forty plus years at Homestake Gold Mine and for Sanford Lab. He continued working at Sanford Lab until his death.
His passion was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was sporting events, concerts, plays, or just spending time together.
He is survived by four daughters, Rebecca Johnson and her husband Wes of Pocatello, Idaho, Jennifer Schroefel and her husband Shon of Buffalo, Amanda TerEick and her husband Tim of Lone Tree, Colorado and Carolyn Kaiser and her husband Matt of Buffalo; one son Mark Stratton and his fiancé Manda Whittle of Loveland, Colorado; two sisters Pat Schiefer and her husband Bill of Custer, South Dakota and Jill Borland of Chinquapin, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna, and one brother, Jeff Stratton.