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Merle Stralow

Merle Fred Stralow

June 6, 1932 - October 18, 2019
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Obituary

Merle Fred Stralow, 87, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 in McMinnville, Tennessee. Merle was born in Morrison, Illinois on June 6, 1932 to his parents, the late Fred August and Edna Arians Stralow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Stralow; daughter, Sandra K. Bailey; sister, Corinne Richmond; his wife, Cheryl Stralow and son, Joel P. Stralow.

Mr. Stralow served in the United States Naval Reserve. He attended First Baptist Church in Alexandria, Tennessee, where he was a choir member. He retired in 1997 from James Simon Cement Contracting, Indio, California.

He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Ron) Berghoefer of California; grandchildren, Bryan (Gloria) Berghoefer of California, Corey (Kailene) Berghoefer of Georgia, Megan (Matt) Vorwald of Iowa; daughters of deceased wife Cheryl Stralow, Christine Parr-Milliken of Tennessee, Kelly (Ken) Straw of California; brothers, Lowell Stralow of Iowa, Roger Stralow of Illinois, Gilbert (Renee) Stralow of Illinois and Larry Stralow of California; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren and his dear special friend, Helen Edwards and her family of Tennessee.

Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with a Memorial service taking place at 11 am on Saturday, November 16, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). A private burial will occur. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with the arrangements in Iowa.
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    Saturday November 16, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday November 16, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Esther Huizenga

Posted at 08:49pm
So happy we could share the time with you today. Always appreciated the times Merle stopped by here to visit with us when he was home.
Hold on to all those great memories.
EH

Esther Huizenga

Posted at 08:48pm
So happy we could share the time with you today. Always appreciated the times Merle stopped by here to visit with us when he was home.
Hold on to all those great memories.
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