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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Lewis Strohkirch


   Lewis Stohkirch, 64, well known Gladwin businessman, died suddenly Friday morning, March 20, of a heart attack. Mr. Strohkirch owned and operated the Gladwin Pro Farmers Supply which he founded in 1945. He had opened the store about 8 a.m. and after complaining of chest pains and being tired he returned to his home next to the business on North Silverleaf St. When he decided he couldn't make it to the hospital in the care, his son, Richard, called and ambulance and Mr. Strohkirch walked out to it.

   After stablizing his condition at the hospital, doctors were preparing to send him on to Midland Hospital Center when he had a massive heart attack and died. Mr. Strohkirch was born in Gladwin on June 24, 1916. He attended Gladwin schools and served with the 8th Air Force in England from 1942 to 1945. He and the former Elsie Endert were married on December 8, 1945, in Gladwin.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lee (Alice Marie) Fritts of Ashtabula, Ohio and Carolyn Sue of El Paso, Texas; 2 brothers, Charles and William of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Mrs. Helen Lang and Mrs. Margaret Salla of Gladwin, Mrs. Betty Rood of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Edna Galligan of Phoniex, Ariz.; and 2 grandchildren.

   Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church Bell Tower Fund.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
8th Air Force WWII
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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