November 23, 1955 – June 13, 2021
John Mitchell Strong, 65 years old, passed away on June 13th, 2021 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Born to Donald and Idylles Strong on November 23rd, 1955, John grew up in Brainerd, MN, after which he lived primarily in Maple Grove, MN and St. Cloud, MN. Graduating from Brainerd High School with multiple athletic accomplishments as well as achieving Eagle Scout, John went on to attain a Masters Degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota. John’s life included many ups and downs with his health, but throughout it all, he was resilient and did his best to raise a wonderful family. He devoted himself to the success of those he loved most andwas vocal about being most proud of his sons, for whom he always, without fail, kept top of mind. John was loved deeply, and all who knew him can attest to the profound impact he left upon them forever.
John is preceded in death by his father and mother, Donald Strong and Idylles (Breitner) Hamilton. John is survived by his sons Christopher (Emily) of Chanhassen, Jonathon of Ramsey, and Kyle (Roxanne) of Mora; grandchildren Abigail, Isabelle, Kaylee, and Hunter; brother David, and sisters Connie, Jeannie, and Pamela; many nieces and nephews. A private celebration of John’s life is being held by his family.
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A private celebration of John’s life is being held by his family.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know you but I know your son Chris. You raised a good, ethical and moral son. You done Good! When you stand before the judgement seat of God, you will hear these welcome words…Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. Matthew 25:21 KJV
While growing up, my brother John was a little cowboy dressed in full regalia from hat to boots. He was a secret agent man along with his best friend Billy Wright. He was a little league baseball player . When he won a game, my Dad would load us in the back of the blue pickup, and we would all go for A &W root beer, Dad’s treat. He loved Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, and Star Trek. I had to play “Army” with him using the little green soldiers, and build forts out of Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys. He was smart, energetic, and was a top gymnast in high school. After marriage, his three sons were his top priority, always trying to do the best he could for them.
To my brother John of J m s enterprises as your littlest sister I was I was proud of my brother being an Eagle Scout and a fantastic gymnast and baseball player however by far your greatest legacy are your sons your spirit and soul are now free but I know in my heartHow deeply you loved your three sons they will carry you in their heart every day of their lives they will never be without you and you with them as love never dies your littlest sister Pamela