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Mikel David Strough Obituary

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Mikel David Strough

Clarinda, Iowa

December 11, 1977 - September 18, 2023

Mikel David Strough Obituary

Mikel Strough, 45, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, at Azria Care Clarinda. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Nodaway Valley Funeral Home in Clarinda. Pastor Michael Wheeler will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at Nodaway Valley Funeral Home, Clarinda. The burial will be in the Dallas Center Cemetery, in rural New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories can be shared with the family at www.nodawayvalleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Nodaway Valley Funeral Home of Clarinda.


Mikel David Strough, son of Donald Lee Strough and Connie Allen (Strange), was born on December 11, 1977, in Clarinda. He grew up outside of Gravity and attended schools in New Market and Bedford. Mikel was united in marriage to Melissa Jean Emery on January 1, 2000, in Bedford. This union was blessed with two children, Justin Mikel and Alexus Marie.


Mikel worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant with nursing homes in Corning and Maryville. He also played semi-pro football as the quarterback for the Iowa Storm Football Team. He played with his brothers, Carey, Shawn and Eric for three years. In roughly 2016, though noticing signs earlier, Mikel was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and battled the symptoms of his illness. Through it all, Mikel enjoyed cheering on the Las Vegas Raider football team and playing on his play station. When able, Mikel also enjoyed partaking in Paintball battles.


Mikel was preceded in death by his father Donald Strough, daughter Alexus and brother Jamie Strough.


Left to cherish Mikel’s memory is his mother Connie (Jim) McClarnon of Clarinda; step-mother Chris Strough of Hepburn; son Justin Strough of Pickering; siblings, Carey (Mindy) Strough of Villisca, Darren (Amber) Strough of Lyons, CO, Tracy Brewer of Hepburn, Shawn (Sara) Strough of Clinton, MO and Eric (Kelli) Strough of Clarinda; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mikel David Strough hosted by Nodaway Valley Funeral Home.

Mikel Strough, 45, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023, at Azria Care Clarinda. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Nodaway Valley Funeral Home in Clarinda. Pastor Michael Wheeler will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at Nodaway Valley Funeral Home, Clarinda. The burial will be in the Dallas Center Cemetery, in rural New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories can be shared with the family at www.nodawayvalleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Nodaway Valley Funeral Home of Clarinda.


Mikel David Strough, son of Donald Lee Strough and Connie Allen (Strange), was born on December 11, 1977, in Clarinda. He grew up outside of Gravity and attended schools in New Market and Bedford. Mikel was united in marriage to Melissa Jean Emery on January 1, 2000, in Bedford. This union was blessed with two children, Justin Mikel and Alexus Marie.


Mikel worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant with nursing homes in Corning and Maryville. He also played semi-pro football as the quarterback for the Iowa Storm Football Team. He played with his brothers, Carey, Shawn and Eric for three years. In roughly 2016, though noticing signs earlier, Mikel was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and battled the symptoms of his illness. Through it all, Mikel enjoyed cheering on the Las Vegas Raider football team and playing on his play station. When able, Mikel also enjoyed partaking in Paintball battles.


Mikel was preceded in death by his father Donald Strough, daughter Alexus and brother Jamie Strough.


Left to cherish Mikel’s memory is his mother Connie (Jim) McClarnon of Clarinda; step-mother Chris Strough of Hepburn; son Justin Strough of Pickering; siblings, Carey (Mindy) Strough of Villisca, Darren (Amber) Strough of Lyons, CO, Tracy Brewer of Hepburn, Shawn (Sara) Strough of Clinton, MO and Eric (Kelli) Strough of Clarinda; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Mikel David Strough hosted by Nodaway Valley Funeral Home.

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