Rex Tex Streblow

Jan 14, 2018
Streblow Tex Re obit


Family-directed Celebration of Life Gathering from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the UAW Hall: 2615 Washington St. (Access Road), Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Cedar Valley Hospice Home


Rex Tex Streblow, age 80, of Waterloo, died at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Sunday, January 14, 2018 of natural causes.

He was born on March 8, 1937 in Howard County, Iowa; the son of Orrin Franklin and Agnes Pauline Snyder Streblow. He served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge on June 12, 1957.

Rex married Sandra "Kay" McCombs on July 27, 1958 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

He had worked at Diesch Construction for 15 years; and then as a welder at John Deere & Co., retiring in 1999. 
He was a member of UAW Local 838. He enjoyed dirt track racing, especially outlaw late models and sprint cars. He was a jack of all trades and spent time rebuilding cars, repairing computers, and could fix anything. He cherished time with his family and grandchildren. He also liked to camp, travel, cook and watch college football. 
Survivors include his wife, Sandra "Kay" Streblow; a daughter, Kim (Dan) Utley of Waterloo; a son, Jeff Streblow of Waterloo; a son, Mike (Julie) Streblow of Sheffield; a daughter, Kris Streblow of Waterloo; five grandchildren: Ashley Utley, Nic (Katie) Utley, Shealen (Jesse Comstock) Streblow, Dalton (Alexis Daily) Streblow, and Spencer Streblow; and four great grandchildren: Sophia, Sierra, Aaron, and Lydia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Cameron and Belle Maxfield; a niece, Rita; and a nephew, Earl.  

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  1. Tammy Loftus | Jan 18, 2018
    Kim,  So very sorry to hear of your loss.  It sounds like your Dad was a heck of a guy. Now I know where you got your great sense of humor and wonderful personality.  My prayers are with you and your family.  
  2. Alison & Sherm | Jan 17, 2018

     Rex Tex was kind and caring that shared contagious smiles and laughter like no other. Your family is in our hearts. Love and hugs.

  3. Mike and Kris Wester | Jan 17, 2018
    To the Streblow family...We are so saddened to hear of Rex’s passing. He was such a character out here when they were our neighbors to us at their cabin. He always had us laughing! He will certainly be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to you all. 
  4. Kandi Nissen | Jan 17, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all wrapped in prayers of comfort and strength.
  5. Lynne Akers | Jan 17, 2018
    Scott and I want to extend our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May all of the great memories of your dad help you to find peace in the days to follow.
  6. Tina and Jim | Jan 17, 2018
    We are feeling your loss today. Rex touched all of our lives in the best possible ways. Hugs and prayers for all of you. Tina and Jim
  7. Nijaza | Jan 17, 2018
    Sorry for your loss...prayers to all the family
  8. Doug Mraz | Jan 17, 2018
    I am sorry to hear about your dad.  You will be in my thoughts and prayers. 
  9. Kathy Phillips | Jan 17, 2018
    So sorry for your loss Kris!  Prayers for you and your family to find comfort and joy in the memories of your dad.
  10. Rhonda Mescher | Jan 16, 2018
    Kris, So sorry for yiur loss. Thinking of you and keeping your family in my prayers. 
  11. Bev royer | Jan 16, 2018
    Kris and mom I'm so so sorry for your loss of dad and husband. Twilla and I well see you Sunday. For the celebration of life. Love you kris
  12. Kasey Eller, Cedar Heights Elementary | Jan 16, 2018

    Streblow Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Kris often shared many great things about her dad and I know he will be missed dearly. Thinking of and praying for your family during this difficult time. 

  13. Jamie | Jan 16, 2018

    I'm sure going to miss talking with Rex at the garage!  He was a heck of a good guy and I know I'll continue seeing glimmers and shimmers of him in each and every one of his kids!  Kay, may all of your countless memories of Rex soon bring you a bit of peace.

    Bless you all during this sad, sad time.

  14. Jim Coonradt | Jan 16, 2018
    Condolences, to all the family members. Rex was a good friend, a excellent worker, and  a good buddy, as well. i always enjoyed his company and our conversations. I, especially, enjoyed working with him. Rex will be deeply missed, and his memory, will remain in my heart forever. I was a richer man, for having known him, and his family was very fortunate to have such a loving husband and father.
  15. Barb O'Banion | Jan 16, 2018

    Sorry to hear about Rex passing.  It is a difficult time but you are a close family and will get through this together.  Praying for your family and happier times with great memories.

  16. The Ketter's | Jan 16, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family.
  17. Kris | Jan 16, 2018
    Rest peacefully Dad. I love and miss you so very much.
  18. Denise | Jan 16, 2018
    The Bunger food service staff want you to know we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
  19. The DenHartog's | Jan 15, 2018

    So sorry to hear of your loss of a great Husband, Dad, Grandpa.

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