Eddie Strehle 87 of Wessington Springs died early Monday morning January 25, 2010 at Weskota Manor. Funeral services were held Friday, January 29, 2010 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. John Paulson officiating. Interment was in Prospect Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Eddie was born on May 2, 1922 at the family farm near Medina, ND, one of three sons of Emmanuel and Barbara (Oberlander) Strehle. He attended the local rural school and acquired his elementary education.
On November 15, 1945 Eddie was united in marriage to Louise Lehr at Medina, ND. They lived in rural North Dakota, then they moved to California. While in California, Eddie entered the Army, and was stationed in Kobie, Japan for almost a year. After his honorable discharge they returned to rural North Dakota, then they moved to rural South Dakota, and finally settling in Wessington Springs in 1962. They have lived here for 48 years. Eddie started working for the city of Wessington Springs and retired in 1985.
Eddie was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for many years. Throughout his life he dabbled in trapping, hunting, and fishing, and was known to have a good sense of humor. In his later years he enjoyed playing cards, generally pitch or pinochle, and an occasional trip to the casino by Fort Thompson.
He is survived by his wife Louise of Wessington Springs, his son Delmer Strehle and his wife Kathy of Rushmore, MN, five grandchildren Duane, Kathleen, Kristine, Michelle, and James, eleven great grandchildren Zachary, Annelise, Celeste, Cynthia, Aaron, Jacob Derie, Samantha, Anastasia, Alexus and Worden, three step-grandchildren and their families Erie Abels and his wife Melisa and their children Michaela and Carter, Scott Abels and his wife Heather and their children Katelyn, Lydia, Isabella and Molly and Brent Abels, four sisters Florence Heier of Jamestown ND, Edna Lachemier of Jamestown, ND, Viola (Marvin) Ruff of Lansing, Mich. and Genevieve Opp of Jamestown, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents an infant son two brothers Eldo and Bennie and one great grandson Michael.