Cecil “Cec” Strader, 91, of Cottage Grove, passed away at home March 12, 2022. Cec was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Bigelow, Kan., to parents William and Alberta (Vaught) Strader. He finished 10th grade and joined the United States Navy and served his country on the USS Piedmont LAD 17 and USS Dixie LAD 14 during the Korean War.
Cec married Virginia Troha July 17, 1974, in Anchorage, Alaska. He worked for Bureau of Land Management as a small-engine mechanic and maintained all forest fire equipment. Cec also worked in Anchorage . . .