Elgin Strobel, of Antigo, died Sunday, November 26, 2017, at The Bay at Eastview. She was 94 years old. She was born on January 29, 1923, in Antigo, a daughter of Fred and Frances (Fosterling) Rusch. She married Donald Strobel, Sr. on May 3, 1943, in Kansas. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2013.
Her early education was at Mayflower and Peace Lutheran grade schools and was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1941.
Mrs. Strobel worked in Chicago at a military defense factory, then returning to Antigo in 1946, she worked at Happy’s Cafe as a waitress.
She was a dedicated homemaker raising her family in Antigo.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Antigo and its Dorcas Society, the Leland-Tollefson Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2653, Auxiliary, and volunteered at Eastview Nursing Home for over 20 years.
She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling and wintering in Arizona.
Survivors include three sons, Larry (Vicki) Strobel, Oconto, Donald Jr. (Linda) Strobel, Antigo, Dale (Laurie) Strobel, Deerbrook; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, Aloha (XL) Franklin, Margaret (Paul) Conley, Joan Figley; a brother, Fred (Franny) Rusch; one step-great-grandson.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.