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Richard G. "Dick" Strate

Richard G. "Dick" Strate

d. December 19, 2023

Stillwater, MN

Age 89 of Stillwater, formerly of St. Paul and Marine on St. Croix died on December 19, 2023. 

Dick is preceded in death by daughter, Elizabeth “Lisa”; son-in-law, Chris Smith. 

He is survived by wife, Sharon; daughter, Kathryn Smith (Litt Clark); son, Larry; granddaughters, Emily, Natalie, Paige, Kelsey; grandsons, Tyler (Sinzi), Brook, Connor (Allison), Mason; great-grandson, Blake. 

Dick graduated from the U of MN Medical School in 1964. He was drafted and spent two years in the Army, including nine months in Vietnam. After residency at Ancker/St. Paul Ramsey Hospital, he spent his surgical career at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital (now Regions Hospital) and later at the then affiliated Osceola Medical Center in WI. He was a founding director of Regions Burn Center that originated at the old Ancker Hospital. He loved his cabin and friends on Lake Koronis where he spent summers while growing up and after his retirement. 

Dick is greatly missed by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date and held at Bradshaw, Stillwater. Memorials may be directed to the Regions Foundation – Burn Center, 640 Jackson St Stop 11202C, St., Paul 55101 or made online at and select Burn Center from the designation menu.

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