Ella L. Strusis, age 84, a 41-year resident of Bullhead City, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in Bullhead City, Ariz.
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Ella was born in March, 1928, in North Dakota. She was Valedictorian of her Gackle High School graduating class.
Ella married Pete Strusis in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1954, and they moved to South Lake Tahoe, Nev., where they worked for many years. They operated Burgers A-GoGo. In 1971, they happily retired to Bullhead City and found a new home on the river.
Ella loved life. Always upbeat with personality plus! She loved the desert heat, fishing on the river, trips to the casino, the buffets, her poker machines, and her many pet dogs. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.
Ella was was preceded in death by her parents, Gust and Lydia (Reuer) Lang; husband Pete Strusis in 1981; two sisters, Irene Krause, and Ruby Noble; and brother, Joe Lang.
There will be no services per Ella's wishes.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ella's name can be made to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.
Desert Lawn Funeral Home
9250 S. Ranchero Lane
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2012