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14 February 1976
Funeral Card for HENRY C. STRECKER
Henry Strecker, son of John Peter and Christina (Dumler) Strecker, was born November 15, 1884, in Russell County, near Milberger, Kansas. He departed this life on February 14, 1976, at Hoisington, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 29 days.

Henry lived nearly his entire life in Russell County. He grew to manhood on the Strecker family farm and received his education in the schools of Russell County. The family moved from the Milberger area to a farm north of Russell and it was here that Henry continued his involvement in farming activities.

On September 21, 1906, he was united in marriage to Minnie B. Stielow at Russell and this union was blessed with four children, Herman, Ernest, Carl and Marie. Henry moved to the Stielow homestead south of Paradise to make his home and until he moved to Russell in 1944 he was very involved in his farming and livestock operation.

He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Russell where he was baptized as an infant and later confirmed as a young adult. He continued his membership in the church even though he was unable to care for himself and had been residing at the Hoisington Nursing Home since August of 1968.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Minnie, who died on November 9, 1972, his son, Carl, who died as a young man, one brother, Alex Strecker, and two sisters; Mrs. Mollie Michaelis and Mrs. Amelia Weedin.

Survivors include his two sons: Herman of Kansas City, Missouri, and Ernest of Paradise, Kansas; his daughter Mrs. Jacob (Marie) Reich of Paradise; three half-brothers; Fred and Ed Strecker of Russell and Fred Heinze of Greensburg, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Dumler of Longmont, Colorado; two half-sisters; Miss Minnie Strecker and Mrs. Bertha Havel, both of Russell; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; several others relatives and friends.

(Back of the card reads)
Date of Birth November 15, 1884
Date of Death February 14, 1976
Place and Time of Service St. John Lutheran Church, Russell, Kansas
Tuesday, February 17, 1976 - 10 a.m.
Clergyman Rev. Herman Frerichs
Music "Lead Kindly Light"
"Now Thank We All Our God" (Congregation)
Soloist Mrs. E. H. Sewel
Organist Mrs. Eileen Vladar
Casket Bearers Dr. J. Anderson, Albert Strecker, Dale Reich, Gene Chrisler,
Harold Augustine, Glen Strecker.
Interment Russell City Cemetery
Service Arrangements Entrusted to Pohlman's Mortuary, Russell, Kansas

Transcribed and Contributed by Glenda Brack

Last Updated:  Thursday, April 18, 2002 20:00:07

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