Jeffrey Straw Oct. 22, 1961 – Nov. 26, 2019

Jeffrey Straw

Jeffrey Joseph Straw, 58, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with Pastor Mike Jackson officiating. Inurnment at a later date.

Jeffrey Joseph Straw was born on Oct. 22, 1961, in Independence, the son of Robert and Donna (Hertzberg) Straw. Jeff was raised and educated in Independence, graduating from Independence Jefferson High School.

Jeff worked as a conservationist with the Delaware County Conservation Office and resided at Turtle Creek Park. He was also a welder by trade. Jeff was an artist who loved painting wildlife pictures, was an avid hunter, and fisherman. He loved wildlife of all kinds, and also enjoyed muscle cars and rebuilding engines.

Survivors include his two children, Amanda (Scott) Ristvedt of Independence, and Thomas (Emma) Straw of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Daytona, Drake, Loudon, River, and Elizabeth; his mother, Donna Straw of Independence; and his siblings, Roxanne (Duane) Schiller of Stout, Meshell ( Jim) Hawkins of Independence, and Justine ( Jeff) Smock of Ryan.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father; and his grandmother and grandfather.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh. com.

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester is assisting the family.


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