The eldest of Ron and Barbara’s children, Vicki, began working for her father’s painting
company at the age of 13. She graduated from McCluer High School in 1973.
Then attended Florissant-Valley Community College and worked in accounting
at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis from 1973-1979. She continued to help her family
build the business and today serves as Secretary/Treasurer of RK Stratman.
In 1975 she married, Lawrence Joseph Lederer. Larry worked for Ron’s painting
company and helped Ron and Carl print decals in the garage. Carl and Larry
worked side-by-side printing the first of our Harley-Davidson designs and
Larry eventually became print floor supervisor. Larry had a love for motorcycles
and the open road. In June of 2003, Larry was in a motorcycle accident that left
him in a coma for 10 months before taking his life on April 4, 2004. His smile
graced our catalogs for many years and he is missed dearly.
Vicki and Larry have three children, Jeremy, Tara and Leanne. At some point,
all three have worked for RK Stratman and today, Jeremy continues to work as
a part of the Supply Chain Team. Vicki is also the proud grandma of three.
Family is most important to Vicki. She spends nearly all of her free time
with her children and grandchildren and feels blessed with the opportunity
to work every day with family and friends.