Edwin Stroh’s woodwork raffled many years at bazaar
Funeral services for Edwin Stroh, 99, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge.
Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Edwin passed away March 30, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge.
Edwin Stroh was born in Venturia, N.D., to Jacob and Lydia (Retzer) Stroh on March 11, 1914. He grew up and attended and grade school in the Venturia area and attended high school in Ashley, N.D.
He married Malinda Hilgemann on Sept. 27, 1936, this union lasting 72 years until the death of Malinda on Feb. 8, 2009. Ed and Malinda were blessed with seven children.
They farmed in North Dakota for several years and purchased a farm southwest of Eureka. They lived there for 12 years. They sold the farm and moved to Mobridge in 1957. Ed worked for a time at Mobridge Lumber, Mobil Oil and Texaco Oil for eight years. Prior to his retirement in 1979, he worked for the Mobridge School System for 13 years. He also worked as the janitor at A.H. Brown Library for 26 years.
Ed enjoyed woodworking. His creations were raffled at the Mobridge Hospital Bazaar for years. He and Malinda enjoyed playing cards, marbles and fishing on Lake Oahe. After retirement, Ed and Malinda spent 17 winters in Arizona. The lifelong friends from Mobridge as well as the many friends they acquired in years of travel were very important to Ed.
He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 50 years.
Blessed to have shared his life are his children, James (Bev) Stoh of Tomah, Wis., Janette (Frank) Scherr of Merritt Island, Fla., Ione (Otto) Oster of Mobridge, Vera (Don) Kraemer of Bison, Verna Best of Pine City, Minn., Wanda (Davis) Martin of Mobridge and June (Toby) Day of Chandler, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Malinda; parents, Jacob and Lydia Stroh; brothers, Berthold, Herbert and Wilbert; sisters, Martha Opp, Hulda Loebs, Edna Neuharth, Adeline Ehly and Loretta Dockter; and grandchildren, Michael Scherr and Elizabeth Scherr Archambault.