Carl E. Strawn, 65, of McPherson passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Lyons. He was former co-owner of Digging & Dumping, was a heavy equipment operator for S & K Dirt Service, and did maintenance for Galt Township in Rice County.

Carl was born July 3, 1951 in Kinsley, the son of Glenn Leroy and Okley Joy (Harman) Strawn.

He graduated from McPherson High School in 1969 and attended vocational-technical school in Beloit.

He was a former member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Lewis.

Survivors include son, Chris Strawn (Jennifer) of McPherson; mother, Okley Strawn of McPherson; two grandchildren, Kimee Strawn and Jake Strawn, both of McPherson; great-granddaughter, Sophia Silva of McPherson; three brothers, Rod Strawn (Nancy) of Montgomery, Texas, Regan Strawn (Bobbi) of McPherson, and Doug Strawn of McPherson; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Stockham Family Funeral Home. A private inurnment will be held at Crestwood Memorial Park.

Memorial donations to offset funeral expenses may be made payable to Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at