Phyllis J. Strandlie
Stoughton- Phyllis June Stoner Strandlie, age 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2014, with her family at her side.
She was born in Wyandotte, Oklahoma on June 3, 1930, the youngest child of Edward and Bonnie Stoner. Phyllis met her husband, Lawrence “Sonny” Strandlie, in Denver where he was stationed at the U.S. Air Force base. They married in Denver on July 1, 1949 and celebrated 61 years together.
As a young woman, Phyllis was employed by the UW, followed by many years at Thorp Finance Company in Stoughton and Monona Grove. She retired after many years with the Stoughton Courier Hub.
Phyllis is survived by her daughters, June (Bill) Schlough of Stoughton and Jan (Tom) McKethan of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Schwenn, Christopher (Jenny) Layton, Michael (Charleen) McKethan, Emily (Russ) Sagmoen and Mitch Schlough; great grandchildren, Kyle and Erica Schwenn, Brad Layton, and Nicole Goedel; great great grandchildren, Avenly Kerns and Henrik and Elsa Sagmoen; sisters-in-law, Dottie Stoner, Joan Strandlie and Carol Strandlie; brother-in-law, Dave Stronach; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny; an infant daughter; nine siblings; sister-in-law, Bev Stronach; and brothers-in-law, Curtis and Dennis Strandlie.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren Street, with Rev. Mark Petersen officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, at the Stoughton VFW. Visitaiton will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services at church on Friday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Phyllis was most happy surrounded by her family. She was “the best” mother and grandmother. We love you and will miss you dearly.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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