Edward Strangfeld, age 83 of Neillsville, WI died Friday, February 28, 2014 at his daughter's home in Fall Creek, WI.
Edward Joseph Strangfeld was born on July 26, 1930 in LaSalle, IL the son of Joseph and Bertha (Sischo) Strangfeld. His family moved to Christie, WI, when Ed was young, and he attended the Uncle Sam Grade School. In 1956, he enlisted into the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict in Alaska. After his honorable discharge, he returned to work on the family farm. In 1960, Ed moved to Milwaukee, WI and worked at American Motors for five years. During this time he was united in marriage to Mary Davis in Milwaukee. After Ed had finished working for American Motors, they moved back to Neillsville and he worked at Weyerhauser and Rollohome in Marshfield, WI before eventually being hired at the Nelson Muffler Factory in Neillsville. Ed worked at Nelson for 30 years before retiring.
Ed was a member of the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Since retiring he has enjoyed traveling and collecting coins but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandson.
He is survived by three daughters, Marie (Wayne) Greeler of Neillsville, WI, Lori Grabowski of Neillsville, WI and Melissa (Diane Sorensen) Phelps of Fall Creek, WI; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, Landon Parrott, a brother, Raymond (Carol) Strangfeld of Strum, WI and his wife, Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, a daughter, Lynn Ann, his parents and a sister, Virgina Deacon.
Funeral Services for Edward will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the United Church of Christ. Pastor Jacoba Koppert will officiate. Music will be provided by Karen Mohr, organist. Interment will be in the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery in Christie, WI, with Military Honors conducted by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Church.
Honorary Casket Bearers are his grandchildren, Megan Greeler, Mekayla Phelps, Nathaniel Phelps, Vincent Grabowski, Venessa Grabowski, Katrenia Grabowski, Tara Parrott and Derrick Phelps
Casket Bearers are Diane Sorensen, Wayne Greeler, Steven Greeler, Elizabeth Greeler, Joshua Grabowski and Zachary Grabowski.
Online condolences may be made at www.GescheFH.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Edward's family with Funeral Arrangements.
Gesche Funeral Home Inc
4 S Grand Ave Neillsville, WI 54456
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 3, 2014