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Glen R. Strehlow

April 28, 1961 — June 28, 2023

Wausau

Glen Strehlow, 62 passed away on June 28,2023.

Glen was born in Wausau, WI to Earl Strehlow and Anne Strehlow. Glen married Janice Fink, of Latimer Iowa on February 16, 2002, in Honolulu Hawaii.

He is survived by wife Janice Strehlow, stepdaughters Tamara (John) Schaefer,  Rachael (Gerard Zeitz) Krabbe, grandsons Luca Gatinel, Gavin Krabbe and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by Earl Strehlow (Father) and Anne Strehlow (Mother).

Glen lived life to its fullest until he had several strokes. He looked so forward to spending time with his family and friends at his place up north, camping, boating and fishing. 

He was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed teaching grandson Gavin how to reel them in :) 

Hunting season was one his favorite times of year spending time in nature with his father Earl, brothers Perry and Gary and grandson Gavin hunting on the family farm. They had great success hunting together while his mother Anne would cook up a big pot of chili and all the fixings to feed the hungry hunters. 

Although Glen did not have children of his own, he was proud to be able teach grandson Gavin about hunting and many other important things in life. They had a very close bond and to this day Gavin has always looked up to his grandpa, the things he taught him and the good times they spent together. Glen always also enjoyed visits with grandson Luca from CA and wish they could have spent more time together.

He looked forward to opportunities to hear his cousins polka band play at family reunions and special occasions and had hope to learn to play his father's concertina one day.

He lived most his life not having any pets, but later in life he finally did, and it was life-changing!  Ozzy, his Westie puppy was his constant companion. Ozzy and our 5 kitties were the entertainment committee that made sure things were never boring. They were good medicine for him, and I am thankful that he got to experience that.

I am so thankful that we were able to do so many fun things early on while he was still healthy rather than waiting. The memories will live on in our hearts forever. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 5, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Church (E10723 County Road Z, Wausau, WI 54403) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Thursday July 6, 2023, from 10:00 AM until the hour of Service at the church.   Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 6, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM. Pastor John Stransky will officiate.  Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St John Lutheran Church

E10723 Co Rd Z, Wausau, WI 54403

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Visitation

Thursday, July 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St John Lutheran Church

E10723 Co Rd Z, Wausau, WI 54403

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St John Lutheran Church

E10723 Co Rd Z, Wausau, WI 54403

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