Obit: Strobach, Bernard L. (1922 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Clements, Gelhaus, Greitsch, Kroll, Marschke, Pagel, Poirier, Rauman, Strobach, Sunderlin

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/07/2015

Strobach, Bernard L. (10 MAR 1922 - 3 MAY 2015)

Former town of Rib Lake resident Bernard L. Strobach, 93 died Sunday, May 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where he had resided for the past 7 years.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 8 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with Rev. David Clements officiating. Visitation will take place from 3 p.m. until the time of services at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later time.

Bernard Strobach was born on March 10, 1922 at Medford to the late Theodore Strobach and Mina Greitsch. He attended Brandl Grade School in the town of Medford.

On February 14, 1939 at the Holy Rosary Parsonage in Medford he married Jeanette A. Poirier. She preceded him in death July 2, 2012.

After their marriage, they moved to Rochelle, Ill. where he worked for Baldwin Locomotive Works as a welder for a period of time. In 1948 they moved to the Rib Lake area where he managed dairy farms and later owned and operated his own dairy farm. While farming he hauled milk and cheese for the Rib Lake Creamery. In 1953 he went to work for Hurd Millwork in Medford where he worked until his retirement in 1984. They moved to Spirit Lake in 1972 and he entered the nursing home in 2008. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, spending time with his family, deer hunting, wood working, playing cards and playing pool.

He was a charter member of the Spirit Lake Improvement Association board, Hurd Millwork Union, and various bowling, dart and pool leagues.

He is survived by five sons, Lee (Significant Other: Rosie) Strobach of Ogema, Ray (Carol) Strobach of Rib Lake, Dale (Bernadette) Strobach of Clear Lake, Ted (Sandra) Strobach of Roscoe, Ill, Dean (Gayle) Strobach of Ogema; two daughters Bernadette Marschke of Rib Lake and Judy (William) Gelhaus of Brenda, Ariz.; a brother, Fred “Fritz” Strobach of Buellton, Calif.; 27 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Pagel and Grace Rauman; three brothers, Armin, Edwin and Chester Strobach; a daughter-in-law, Bev Strobach; three sons-in-law, Bob Sunderlin, Stanley Kroll and William Marschke.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to either the Alzheimer’s Research or St. Jude Research.

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