Jeffrey Joseph Straw, 58, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Jeff was born Oct. 22, 1961, in Independence, the son of Robert and Donna (Hertzberg) Straw. Jeff was raised and educated in Independence, graduating from Independence Jefferson High School.

Jeff worked as a conservationist with the Delaware County Conservation Office and resided at Turtle Creek Park. He was also a welder by trade. Jeff was an artist who loved painting wildlife pictures, was an avid hunter, and fisherman. He loved wildlife of all kinds, and also enjoyed muscle cars and rebuilding engines.

Survivors include his two children, Amanda (Scott) Ristvedt of Independence, and Thomas (Emma) Straw of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Daytona, Drake, Loudon, River, and Elizabeth; his mother, Donna Straw of Independence; and his siblings, Roxanne (Duane) Schiller of Stout, Meshell (Jim) Hawkins of Independence, and Justine (Jeff) Smock of Ryan.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father; and his grandmother and grandfather.

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