Cameron J. Strese passed away in his sleep on Sunday November 13th 2016.
How does one summarize a life that meant so much to so many? Cameron came into this world on July 23rd, 1993 with a spirit that matched his hair color. He had an adventurous soul and was on the go from the time he learned to crawl up until his very last day. He wasn't afraid to live life to its fullest, and he tried to do just that, every single day, on his terms, with everything he had.
After graduating from Fort Atkinson High School in 2011, Cam found his niche in the concrete industry. He enjoyed the physical demands this line of work required. In his free time, Cameron enjoyed snowboarding, video games, long boarding, football, soccer, spending time with friends and family, and talking with others about his faith and love for God.
Cameron was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson and later became involved in "CRU", a Christian college organization. He often spoke of his time with fellow CRU members and the joy and sense of purpose he felt when spreading the word of God.
If you knew Cameron well, you'd know that above all else, Cameron loved his brothers and sisters. He was always encouraging them to do well in school and follow their dreams. Cameron was so incredibly proud of each and every one of their accomplishments.
Cameron will be greatly missed by his parents, Amber (Jeff) Gwaltney, Will (Kim Corcoran) Strese, and close family friend, Lori Vogel; siblings, Andrew, Hannah, and Gavin Gwaltney; Dylan, Jordan, and Abigail Strese; grandparents, Betty (Merlin) Strese and Caryl (Morris) Campbell; step grandparents, John (Jeanne) Fuhrman; great grandmother, Margaret Wedl; great grandparents June (Joseph) Pattermann; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cameron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Christine Haas and Roger Sterwalt; his aunt, Jamie Fuhrman; great grandfather, Norbert Wedl; great grandmother, Ilene Strese; great grandparents Mary Jane and Merlin Strese Sr.; and his beloved English Bulldogs, Nigel and Lulu.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday at the church until the time of service.
"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever".
The Dunlap Memorial Home is assisting the family.