Charles City, IALeader-Telegram
On April 4, 2021, Easter Sunday, Reverend David J. Stratton passed away, surrounded by his family. He is now in his promised place. Born on April 10, 1937, in Mason City Iowa, he was adopted and raised by Laverne and Opal Stratton, in Charles City, Iowa. Despite a love and talent for golf, he elected to not turn professional and followed his calling, devoting his life to his faith and to serving others. He became an ordained American Baptist minister in 1963. He continued his education achieving three levels of clinical pastoral education.