Robert Stracke, 91

WWII veteran, school principal

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Robert Harold Stracke Jr., 91, of Chicago, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 30, 2018. Born on May 18, 1926 in Chicago to Clara Wolff and Robert Stracke Sr., he grew-up in Flossmoor. A World War II veteran and a graduate of DePauw University, he was an elementary school principal in Glen Ellyn for 25 years. He married and lived in Oak Park with his wife and children until moving to Chicago in 2005. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio bookstore became a second 25-year-career for him in his retirement. 

Robert Stracke is survived by his wife, Maria-Louise; and his children, Benjamin and Louise. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield Ave. in Chicago, 60644. The family appreciates memorial donations to the church or to the ACLU, www.aclu.org. 

Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-282-5058 and www.cremation-society.com.

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