Obit: Strunk, Beatrice C. "Pete" (1925 - 2010)


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Surnames: Strunk, Wirkus, Dahlke, Pflanzer, Karlen, Oehler, Miller


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 10/15/2010


Strunk, Beatrice C. "Pete" (23 NOV 1925 - 14 OCT 2010)


ABBOTSFORD -- Beatrice C. "Pete" Strunk, 84, of Abbotsford passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the Golden Living Center-Continental Manor in


A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford with the Rev. S. Nathan officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.


Beatrice was born Nov. 23, 1925, in the town of Frankfort to Victor and Veronica (Wirkus) Dahlke. She attended Marathon County Normal School and received her teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Beatrice started teaching at 17 years of age and was a teacher for 49 years.


Her marriage to Arnold E. Strunk took place Oct. 18, 1947, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar.


Pete taught CCD at Saint Bernard's Parish for many years. She enjoyed animals, traveling, birds, gardening and flowers. And she loved "Suzy" her Shih tzu dog.


Beatrice is survived by her husband, Arnold Strunk of Abbotsford; her sisters, Myrtle Pflanzer of Abbotsford and Gertrude (Ervin) Karlen of Edgar; brother, Alexander (Dorothy) Dahlke of Edgar; sister-in-law, Margaret Oehler of Mosinee; and brother-in-laws, Harold Strunk of Kenosha and William Strunk of Colby; many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her brothers, Norbert Dahlke, Ralph Dahlke and Victor Dahlke III; brothers-in-law, Alfred and Walter Strunk; and a sister-in-law, Ann Miller.


The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Friends may send online condolences to .



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