Stephen Lowell Struck, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home in Hood River, Ore. Stephen was born March 6, 1957, in Hood River to James M. and Mary (Massee) Struck, and grew up in the Hood River Valley. He attended school at Parkdale Elementary and graduated from Hood River Valley High School. He attended Oregon State University.
Stephen was a journeyman for Tri-Met in Portland. He also learned and enjoyed working in other departments in this industry for the past eight years. He appreciated all that our great outdoors had to offer, including swimming, fishing, skiing, hunting and gardening. He had great enthusiasm for everything he tried. He was a person with a big heart and a joyful spirit.
On April 17, 1987, Stephen married Urszula Zdrojewska at Vancouver, Wash., and they had 27 years together. They enjoyed traveling to various hot springs around the Northwest and Canada, visiting Europe, where Urszula is from, and working on their project of building their home in Hood River.
Stephen is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Urszula Struck, of Hood River; son, James Struck, of California; brother David, of Maine; stepmom, Arlene Struck; stepsister, Theresa, and stepbrother Tom; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Sheldon; and stepbrother Mike Puddy.
A special gathering of family and friends will be held at the family farm on the Columbia River, 305 Morton Road, Hood River, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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