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Verlee Strahmann

November 16, 1925 — July 17, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
VERLEE K. STRAHMANN

BORN
November 16, 1925
Paullina, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
July 17, 2019
Sanborn, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
2:00 P.M. Monday, July 22, 2019
Eldridge Family Funeral Home;
Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Robin Thomas ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“Amazing Grace”
Sung by: Chantal Orthmann
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN
“Hymn of Promise”
Keyboard: Chantal Orthmann

CASKET BEARERS
Jeremy Wohlert
Austin Sweeney
Gary Strahmann
Terry Straub
Mark Fuhrmann
Jacob Fuhrmann

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Liberty Township Cemetery
Calumet, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the Laue Room in the
Paullina Community Building.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

I was born on November 16, 1925, on the family farm in rural Paullina, O’Brien County, IA. I attended 12 years of school in Calumet Iowa, graduating in 1944. After graduation I attended one year of school at A.I.B. in Des Moines, IA. I was a secretary and bookkeeper at Cherokee Mental Health for a while before I began working at the telephone company at Spirit Lake, IA. After three years I transferred to Denver, CO to work for Mountain Bell. I transferred to Boulder, CO after 8 years to work as Chief Operator. After 11 years, I transferred back to Denver as Force Manager opening up the new TSPS system. I worked here until my retirement in 1981 from US West Telephone Co. after 33 years. My retirement gift to myself was to travel to all 50 states in one year. I made this promise to myself when I was in the third grade. I missed it by a couple days of completing my goal. After retirement, I managed a couple of apartment buildings that my brother Harley and I owned together. We sold these building in 1991 and built a new home in Montrose Colorado. As a retiree, I’ve been involved in the Golden West Pioneers and involved in highway clean-up and distributing books to kindergarten children in Montrose.
I have traveled to 22 different countries and seven times to Europe where I visited many of the Strahmann and Nissen relatives. Nearly every October, Harley and I would visit Iowa to check up on the crops and visit all the relatives there. I have always kept in touch with many families in Germany as well as first, second and third cousins in the US. There is no relative in this country that I did not personally know. I enjoyed researching and writing the three family tree books, the Strahmann, the Nissen and the Bockhop. This was a legacy that I left to my family researching the family histories back 13 generation in Germany. I am a loyal Denver Broncos fan.
In 2003, Harley and I built another new home in Montrose CO. My health deteriorated in later life. Several Hip surgeries have kept me from being active. We lived there until in 2013 when Harley decided that we had better move back to Iowa to be closer to family and friends. So we built a third new house in Paullina IA. We lived there until Harley’s death in September 2015. I then moved to the Sutherland Care Center until June of 2019, when I moved to the Prairie View Campus in Sanborn.
It was time for me to leave you all and I hope we shall meet again one day. Remember your dash in life may be only a short while so slow down, smell the roses and show appreciation and respect to others and love the people in your life. Thank you again for being one of my dashes between the years.
Verlee is survived by her sister Joan Sauer of Gardnerville, NV, her niece Debbie and husband Micky Riley of Markleeville, CA, great nephew David Duran and son Riley of Gardnerville, CA , great niece Melissa and husband Kasey Compton and Mackenzie, Konnor and Kole Compton of Gardnerville, and special “granddaughter” Sarah Wohlert, family/friends Dennis and Nelda Dickmeyer and Edward Johannsen of Sutherland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine Nissen Strahmann, brother Harley Strahmann, brother-in-law Wilbur Sauer, nephew William Sauer.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, July 22, 2019

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Monday, July 22, 2019

2:00 - 2:45pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Burial

Liberty Township Cemetery - Calumet

6049 County Rd V62, Sumner, IA 50674

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