Steven C. Strehle|
June 30, 1947 ~September 19, 2013
Steve Strehle began his wonderful life in Ephrata, WA, the son of Rudolph and Kathleen Strehle. Steve's younger brothers are Douglas (Jean) and Daniel (Nancy). After graduating from Chelan HS and the University of Washington, Steve began his career as a structural engineer at the firm now known as Peterson Strehle Martinson Inc (PSM Consulting Engineers), retiring after 34 years. Steve was an amazing mentor, husband, father and friend to all.
Steve's first love was his family. He married his beloved Frances Emery in 1971. His son Scott (Johanna) and daughter Tanya were his pride and joy. Granddaughters Sydney and Kaya as well as Nimbus, his grandpup, were his treasures.
We all cherished our time together as a family: attending Scott and Tanya's football, baseball, soccer, volleyball games and swim meets, weeks of sailing Puget Sound, and enjoying going to Seahawks and Mariner games. Our family has fond memories of traveling to Disneyland, Mexico, Hawaii and the Washington and Oregon coasts.
Steve's other pleasures included camping and hunting with his dad and brothers, salmon fishing at Westport, learning to snow ski, and single malt scotch. As an avid reader both as a child and adult, he focused upon science fiction, fantasy and Napoleonic seafaring tales. He was a lifetime learner, member of the Planetary Society, and was always fascinated with new scientific information.
Steve had no regrets in his life except that he was "not born during an era when an ordinary person could travel in space."
Come celebrate Steve's life with us on October 12th at 11am at Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072.
Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 6, 2013