Lee James “Jim” Strohn, 74, of Salinas, CA passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017. Jim was born on November 5, 1942 in Hollister, CA to Henry and Henrietta Strohn.
He attended Tres Pinos Elementary and graduated from Hollister High School in 1960. Afterwards, he served in the National Guard.
Jim was a devoted cattle rancher his entire life. As a young man, Jim worked side by side with his father and brother on the various properties of local cattleman, John Baumgartner.
In later years, he worked with his father who was the foreman on the KT Ranch in Tres Pinos, CA owned by the Dean A. Eyre Family. After he married his wife Jean, they both worked the Agostini Ranch in Salinas, CA, where they made their home. Jim and Jean also worked on the Strohn Ranch in New Idra, CA and still helped on the KT Ranch. Jim worked until the day he died.
Throughout his years, Jim enjoyed hunting, BBQing, spending time with family, riding, roping in the branding corral, but most importantly, helping friends and neighbors brand. Jim’s second passion was animals. He not only enjoyed being with cattle everyday, but enjoyed taking care of and being with other animals daily.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Henrietta Strohn, as well as, numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Mr. Strohn is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jean Agostini Strohn; his daughter, Sally Strohn; his brother, Charles (Carol) Strohn and three nieces: Denise Pence (JR), Tracy Snyder (Chopper) and Erin Strohn; his great nephew, Brian Snyder; his great niece, Tara Randall. He is also survived by the entire Strohn Family and other extended family.
Visitation will be held 3:00pm. to 7:00pm. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00am. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Mission San Juan Bautista, Second and Mariposa Street, San Juan Bautista, CA. 95045.
In lieu of flowers, the Strohn Family requests that donations in honor of Jim can be made to any AG related charities or a charity of oneís choice.
Funeral Arrangements by Struve and Laporte.
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com