Albert A. Strohschein, 96

Albert Arthur Strohschein, age 96, of Howard Lake, was called to his eternal rest Tuesday, March 10, 2015, while a resident at the Annandale Care Center.

He was born on July 8, 1918, in Silver Creek Township, Wright County, the son of Albert W. and Augusta (Bobrowska) Strohschein. Albert was baptized Aug. 4, 1918, at the Lutheran Church of Corinna Township by Pastor Alfred Streufert; and confirmed in his faith by Pastor W.D. Kanning at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township.

After Albert graduated from Buffalo High School in 1937, he managed the family farm.

He was married to Bessie Marohn Feb. 28, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville. Their 64 years together were blessed with two children, Bruce and Lois.

Albert and Bessie lived in Howard Lake, where Albert and his brother, Leonard, owned and operated a Phillips 66 gas station and bulk delivery business from 1947 to 1965. After Leonard’s passing Albert continued with the bulk delivery service and petroleum distributorship until retiring in 1980.

A faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, Albert had served as an Elder, and sang in the church choir.

He enjoyed wood refinishing, collecting antiques, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Bess; parents Albert and Augusta Strohschein; brothers and sisters-in-law Leonard and Ruth, and Marcus and Vi; and sister-in-law Frieda and husband Fred Schendel.

He is survived by his son, Bruce (Shirley) Strohschein of Shakopee; daughter Lois Strohschein of Annandale; two grandchildren, Andrew (Annalisa) Strohschein, residing in England, and Jessica (Matthew) Volkman, of St. Louis Park; nieces; nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with the Rev. William Keller officiating. Nancy Butterfass served as the organist. Interment followed at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers were Jessica Volkman, Matthew Volkman, Bob Schendel, Dr. Jonathan Strohschein, Rev. David Strohschein, and Tom Krohn.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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