Obit: Strohkirch, (Strohkorch) Russell (1908 - 1975)

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Surnames: Strohkirch, Capes, Rau, Frelka, Fischer, Johnson, Babler

----Sources: A family members collection of clippings

Obit: Strohkirch, (Strohkorch) Russell (February 3, 1908 - July 12, 1975)

Funeral services for Russell Strohkorch, 67 of Owen, were held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 14, 1975, at the Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home. Mr. Strohkirch died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, July 12 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been admitted the previous day.

The Rev. Donald Stats, pastor of the United Church of Christ, Owen, officiated at the final rites with burial being made at Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Mr. Strohkirch was born Feb. 3, 1908, at Braham, Minn., and attended school at Withee. He farmed in the Town of Longwood until moving to Owen in 1946. He then worked on the section crew for the Soo-Line Railroad, retiring in 1969.

Mr. Strohkorch married the former Lois Capes on Aug. 19, 1933, at Withee. She died Feb. 5, 1966.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth, Colby, Jerome, Kenosha, and Scott, Owen; three daughters, Mrs. William (Joan) Rau, Dorchester, and Mrs. Thomas (Judith) Frelka and Mrs. Gerald (Elaine) Fischer, both of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, Chippewa Falls, and Mrs. Louise (Alice) Babler, Wausau; four brothers, Paul and Clarence, both of Owen, and Henry and Walter, both of Wausau; and 12 grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother.



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