Carl J Stromley

Carl J Stromley

Carl J. Stomley, Jr., 80, died at his home on December 11, 2012.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa, with Rev. Dr. Byron Northwick of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery, Carpenter, Iowa. Visitation is scheduled after 9:00 AM Thursday until service time at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home.

Carl was born on April 21, 1932 to Carl and Nettie (Halverson) Stromley in Deer Creek Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. The early years of his life he grew up farming and working for farmers in the area. Many stories were kept alive and retold in our home during this time of his life.

He married Marlene (Jackie) Crawford on March 2, 1952 and moved off the farm to Illinois in 1964 where he became a machinist until he retired in 1997. After retirement he moved to Mauston, Wisconsin in 1998 where he enjoyed his family, local horse pulls, his garden and the many people in the area, including his good friends Ron Lund and Dean Noth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant sister Mary Jane; brothers, Orville and Kenneth Stromley; a niece Patricia McPhail; six brothers-in-law, Darrel Patterson, Ray Rekow, Larry Warrington, Glenn Petznick, Ira Hoffland and Jurn Rieman; one sister-in-law Evelyn Stromley.

Carl is survived by two children, Michael Stromley of Missouri and Susan (Benjamin) Farmer of Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Daniel (Amy) Stromley, Wis., Jody (Lilly) Farmer, Ill., Jeremy (Wendy) Farmer, Ill.; six great grandchildren, Christian, Sarah, Alex, Jake, Mason and Tyler; ten sisters, Loretta Hoffland, Ruth Patterson, Louise (Bob) McPhail, Jane Rieman, Rose Rekow, Inez (Francis) Hommez, Gladys (Arnold) Groth, Lillian Warrington, Betty (David) Tollefson and Dianne Petznick; 44 nieces and nephews.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Ia. 641-713-4920.