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Arthur Strauss, age 87, of Winsted, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Mary's Care Center.
He was born July 10, 1914, in Victor Township, Wright County, the son of Frank and Mary Osterbauer Strauss.
Arthur Strauss and Clarine Quast were joined in holy marriage Oct. 14, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage for nearly 53 years.
Arthur and Clarine farmed south of Cokato for many years. Clarine M. Strauss preceded her husband in death Oct. 8, 2000.
Through the years, Art also worked at VanDale and at Hess Seed Corn.
He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. He also belonged to American Legion Post 407, VFW Post 9232, Knights of Columbus Council 8253, and Catholic Order of Foresters Holy Trinity Court 1054.
In addition to his wife, Arthur was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Mary Strauss; a sister, Marie Oestreich; a brother, Jim Strauss; half-brothers, John "Jack" Schlagel and Joseph "Sep" Schlagel; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Fidelia Schultz, Genevieve Schermann, William "Bill" Quast, Jerome Quast, Albin Nowak, Marvin Ogitzak, Ernest Schultz and Marvin Oestreich.
Arthur is survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mercedes Nowak and Alma Ogitzak, both of Silver Lake, Joe (Irene) Quast of Elk River, Theresa (Jim) Hance of Big Lake, Raphael (Lorraine) Quast of Winsted, John (Mary) Quast of Sanford, Mich., James (Sharon) Quast of Buffalo, Rosella Quast of Winsted, Mary Quast of White Bear Lake, and Donald Schermann of Winsted; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur Strauss was Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant, and interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Friday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. A combined Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m., an American Legion Ritual was at 7:15 p.m., and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Gary Guennigsman, Rhonda Chloupek, Brian Schermann, Carolyn Hemerick, Doug Oestreich, and Harvey Oestreich served as casket bearers.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.
Howard Lake-Waverly Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie