Anne A. Strehlow, 81, of the Town of Easton, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born in Ringle on August 26, 1937 to the late Walter and Julia (Maziarz) Mijal. After graduating in 1955 from Wittenberg; Anne met, fell in love with, and married the love of her life; Earl Strehlow. Together they lived and worked on their Dairy Farm in the Town of Easton, until 1989, when they sold their cows. Not long after the sale of their dairy cattle, Earl was diagnosed with Leukemia. Anne fought alongside Earl for the next eight years; he preceded her in death on July 20, 2001. There wasn’t a day that went by since his passing that Anne didn’t think about Earl.
Anne loved the Holidays. Every Easter the family would celebrate their Polish Heritage with Kielbasa and sauerkraut; and Christmas and Thanksgiving were celebrated with a big family meal. Anne loved Polkas and Polka dancing. She and Earl were members of Polka Lovers Klub of America (POLKofA), serving as King and Queen for a year; representing the local chapter here in Wausau and Merrill. Anne’s family was the most important thing in all the world to her. Whether she was making them her famous beef rollups, chili or homemade stuffing, or calling to check up on them to see if they were doing okay. Her children were her children, and it didn’t matter how old they were. She loved them more than anything. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Anne is survived by her children, Glen (Janice), Perry (Carrie) and Gary (Tammy) Strehlow; grandchildren, Rachael, Tamara, Andy, Austin, Alex, Andrew, Addie and Adam; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Luca, Caleb, Carson, Cameron, Trenton and Harlow; sisters, Florence (Gerald) Ziegel and Lucy (Joe) Muzynoski; sister-in-law’s, Bonnie and Doris Strehlow and Alice (Norman) Matsche. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.
Beside her parents and husband, Anne was preceded in death by her siblings, Ed, Mickey, Tony, Stan, John, Joe, Jean, Eleanor and Helen.
Funeral services will take place at 11:30 am on Friday, October 12, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church, 164923 Co. Rd Z, Town of Easton. Pastor John Stransky will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Please sign the family guestbook at helke.com
The family would like to thank the Town of Easton First Responders and the staff at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital ICU for their care and dedication to Anne.