Carl Strecker
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Carl T. Pete Strecker, 74, of Salina, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was born January 17, 1938 in Topeka, the son of Aloysius and Agnes (Flynn) Strecker. Carl was a field engineer and group manager for the Burroughs Corp. for thirty-one years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; 4th Degree and honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, and served as Grand Knight, District Deputy and Faithful Navigator. He was charter member of the SHJSHS Endowment Board and member of the Booster Club, the Charity Auction committee, and the Bishop Fitzsimons Golf Tournament. Carl was the Voice Of The Knights for forty-seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Taylor Strecker. He was a devout husband, loving father, and awesome grandpa. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Ruth Strecker; two sons, Steve and wife Jolan of Pratt and Greg and wife Laura of Hutchinson; two daughters, Cheryl Pickering and husband Brian and Laurie Doll and husband Barry, both of Salina; one brother, Bill Strecker of Topeka; three sisters, Dot Melchior of Topeka, Jean Boos of Mesa, AZ, and Betty Stewart of Oro Valley, AZ; eight grandchildren, Nicole and Jake Strecker, Bryce and Maddy Strecker, Hannah, Maggie, Luke, and Kelsey Doll; three step-grandchildren, Curtis and Ben Pickering, and April Saskowski; and six great step-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday, March 26, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Ryan Mortuary and from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the church, with Vigil Service at 7:00 PM. Memorials are to the church or The Sacred Heart Jr/Sr High School. Carl T. Strecker

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 24, 2012.
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March 26, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Carl at Burroughs in Salina and thought a lot of this guy. So sorry.
Jim Perkins, Kansas
March 26, 2012
Wow, I just heard about Carl's passing 10 minutes ago via Facebook. Carl was my baseball coach when I was in high school and I played with his sons Greg and Steve.

I also used to talk with him at Sacred Heart football games when I was freelancing for the Salina Journal. I always enjoyed catching up with him.

I'm sure he'll be missed by many.

Huey "Hap" Counts
Huey Counts
March 25, 2012
Ruthie,Chello and I were saddened to learn of Carl's passing, when we think of you two it is an image of two people similing with a positive family vibe. Our hearts are out to you and your family. You have our sympathy and keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts.

Yolanda & Chello
March 25, 2012
Ruthie, please accept my condolences for your loss. Pete and I grew up playing and arguing when he lived on 10th St. and me on 10th and Lincoln. He was a good athlete and fun person. We know he is in heaven.Our prayers are with you. I can't be there for you because of time and distance. Pat Unrein Humble, Texas
March 24, 2012
Carl Strecker was a great athlete for Hayden in the 1950s - He was injured when Hayden played in the 1954 State tourney. He said that he loved Sacred Heart but it used to be difficult for him to look at that 1954 1st place award in Sacred Heart's trophy case. I guess he got used to it OK. R.I.P. - Pat Macfee. Topeka
March 24, 2012
Uncle Bill, Aunt Jean and Dot and the Strecker Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.
Annette Hackett
March 24, 2012
Ruthie, I am in shock. You and your family are in my prayers.
Joanie Bechtel Wankum
March 24, 2012
Ruthie, please accept our deepest condolences. You and yours will be in our prayers. He will always be remembered by us. Joe and Virginia Ramos
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