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Dale Strathman Dale Francis Strathman, 69, Topeka, Kansas, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Dale was born December 17, 1948, in Seneca, Kansas, the son of Sylvester and Vivina Holthaus Strathman. On September 14, 1968, Dale and Verna Steinlage were united in marriage enjoying almost 50 years together.

Dale retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber in 2006 and from Stormont-Vail Heath Care in 2017. He loved his family, helping the homeless and gardening.

Grateful to have shared Dale's life are his wife, Verna; children, Kristine Strathman, Lori Vorhies (Rick), Sheri Freeman (Andy); grandchildren, Brittany, Jarrett, Landon, Kinsley, Trenton and Kyler; great-granddaughter, Breeley; his mother, Vivina Strathman; siblings, Sharon Schmelzle, Marilee Deters, Jeanita Lapa, Don Strathman, Jim Strathman, Mary Jane Deters, Dave Strathman and Ken Strathman. He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Strathman, and an infant sister, Jeralyn.

Services for Dale begin Wednesday with a parish rosary prayed at 4:30 p.m. at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church, 2014 NW 46th Street, Topeka KS 66618. Visitation follows from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at which time the James W. Gibbons Fourth Degree Assembly will present a Chalice Ceremony followed by the rosary.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery.

Dale requested no flowers. For memorial contributions and to read Dale's full obituary, please visit



Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2018
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