Stanley T. Strohschein


Stanley T. Strohschein

Stanley Theodore Strohschein, age 84 of Breckenridge, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge. 


A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend. Pastor Sean Daenzer officiated. The interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Great Bend.

Stanley was born on Jan. 20, 1930, to Theodore and Filma Strohschein in Mankato. As a young child, he lived in various places throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. He graduated from Owatonna High School, Owatonna. Following high school, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed state-side during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion in Sauk Centre. He married the love of his life, Phyllis Gronholz, on June 6, 1953, in Owatonna.


Stanley, along with his father, Theodore, and his brother, Arvid, owned and operated several businesses together, including a Ford dealership in Blooming Prairie and A & S Distributing in Sauk Centre. He and Phyllis retired to Breckenridge to be closer to family. They had a great love of traveling, camping, hunting, fishing and family. Phyllis passed away in January of 2000. For the last several years, Stanley had been battling Alzheimer’s disease, and most recently resided at St. Francis Nursing Home.


Stanley is survived by his children, Candy (Brian) Ziegelman of Great Bend, N.D., Kelly (Dale) Klemm of Milbank, S.D.; his grandchildren, Andy Ziegelman, Derek Klemm, Brandon (Jessica) Klemm, Casey (Shauna) Strohschein and Emily Hankins; his two great-grandchildren; his daughter-in-law, Julie Strohschein of Killeen, Texas; his sister-in-law, Janice Strohschein; and many nieces and nephews. 


Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his son, Kent; his parents, Theodore and Filma; his brother, Arvid.


Stanley has been entrusted to Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge.

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