Obit: Strebing, Anna M. (1913 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Strebing, Karger, Kren, Hall, Thompson, Scott, Raine, Sager, Gillis

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) September 5, 2007

Strebing, Anna M. (January 24, 1913 - August 30, 2007)

Anna M. Strebing, age 94, of Marshfield, died Thursday August 30, 2007 at the Bethel Center Nursing facility with her family by her side.

Mrs. Strebing was born January 24, 1913 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Frank and Emma (Karger) Kren. She moved with her parents to the Neillsville area at the age of five. Anna attended Clark County schools.

On April 2, 1929 in Neillsville, the former Anna Kren was united in marriage to Howard Strebing. Howard preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1978. Anna worked beside her husband on a dairy farm in the Neillsville area for 20 years; they then purchased a dairy operation in Nasonville in 1946 where they farmed until 1964 when the couple moved to Marshfield.

In addition to helping with the farm chores, Mrs. Strebing was employed as head cook at the Horseshoe Café, Uptown Bar and later at the Patio Restaurant.

After Howard’s death Anna moved into the Cedar Rail, where she entered a contest to name the newsletter "The Whistle Stop". She loved playing cards, bingo and pool. Friends and family received many beautifully crocheted items Anna made. Mrs. Strebing cherished her little grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.

Anna was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Priscilla Circle.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Arthur (Doris) Strebing, of Henderson, NV; Betty (Oliver) Hall, of Marshfield; Howard Strebing Jr., of Tucson, AZ; Bernice (Richard) Thompson, of Lindsey, WI; and Shelley (William) Scott, of Calhan, CO; 26 grandchildren ; 37 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, Eleanor Raine, of Neillsville; and Irene Sager, of Oroville, CA; and one brother, Kenneth Kren, of Neillsville; as well as a sister-in-law, Evelyn Gillis, of Rockville, MD.

She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Annette; grandchildren, Samuel and Kathie Thompson; and brothers, Walter and Harold Kren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday September 5, 2007 at Faith Lutheran Church. The Rev. Tricia Turner will officiate. Maldon Plank, will provide music with Bill Allen serving as soloist. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. Anna’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hansen Funeral Home and one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the church.

The family of Mrs. Strebing wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Bethel Center for the loving care and attention she received.

Dear Mom, though your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch. Still we have so many memories of a mother we loved so much. Our memories are our keepsake, with which we will never part. God had you in his keeping and we have you in our hearts.



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