Sarah R. Strigel
1945 - 2021
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Sarah R. Strigel

Wisconsin Rapids - Sarah R. Strigel, age 75, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids, WI after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Father Aaron Becker and Father Levi Schmitt will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM Friday and Saturday at the Church from 9:00-10:00 AM. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Current social distancing protocols will be observed and masks are required for all in attendance.

Sarah was born March 31, 1945 in Marshfield, WI to Nick and Helen (Cepress) Schill. She graduated from Auburndale High School before marrying Leonard (Len) Strigel on July 31, 1965. Deeply rooted in her Catholic faith, Sarah spent much of her time volunteering for the Our Lady Queen of Heaven PCCW, the Lowell Center, and at Assumption High School. She loved playing cards, and watching the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. She was known amongst her entire family for her famous peanut butter blossom cookies. Most importantly, Sarah loved spending time with family. She loved taking her grandchildren to the zoo, dancing with Len at weddings, and attending dance, arts, academic, and sporting events for her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Sarah is survived by her husband Len; son, Brian (Kris) Strigel and their children, Nick (friend Megan), Will (Julie), and Joe (fiancé Jensynn); daughters, Brenda (Mark) Baltus and their children, Taylor (friend Kolin), and Brady; and Linda (Rob) Schill and their daughters, Ellie (friend Tyler), Kendall, and Ava. Sarah is further survived by her brothers, Tom (Lynn) Schill, and Joe (Judy) Schill, and sisters, Ann (Dick) See, Betty Strub, Lucille (Emil) Oertel, Kathy (Marv) Klawikowski, Mary (Dave) Jepsen, Jane Hahn, and Helen (George) Swetz; sisters-in-law Milly Schill, Joyce (Chuck) LaVigne, Betty (Mike) Bialk, and Sally (Mike) Baltus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dick Schill, and Donnie Schill; brothers-in-law Paul Strub and Dale Hahn and sister-in-law, Lucy Schill.

In lieu of flowers, donations will go to various charities to be determined at a later date.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Aspirus Cancer Center at Riverview Hospital.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 19, 2021
Len and family.... so sorry to read about your wife... Cindy Baciak
Cindy Marie Baciak
January 14, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sarah always had a smile and good word for Travis when she worked with him and saw him in the community. Her positive energy made a difference in the lives of many. She will be greatly missed.
Lucie Cutler and Travis Weiler
January 12, 2021
Len and family, so for the loss Sarah, many memories of the family. Bob Olson
Bob Olson
January 11, 2021
Lenny, so sad for your loss. God Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. Proud to be part of the Strigel family.
Pete Mancl
January 11, 2021
Len & family -- my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. From your former neighbor on 2nd Avenue, Tracy Johnson (Ashbeck)
Tracy Johnson
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