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STROMMEN, Arthur C. (1920-1984)


Posted By: Hancock Co Genealogical Society
Date: 9/26/2022 at 18:24:39

Rites conducted for Art Strommen

Funeral services for retired mail carrier, Arthur C. Strommen of Forest City, were conducted Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran church. The Rev. Ole Winter officiated.

Mrs. Arnold Hedin was soloist and Norma Boomgarden, organist.

Honorary pall bearers were Wallace Cox, Dean Haugen, Clifford L. Larson, Sherman Oleson, Phillip Olson and Brian Rauk. Casket bearers were David M. Anderson, Kenneth Hagen, Larry Kunkel, G.G. Riekena, Harry Rodberg and Severin Severson.

Graveside military rites were conducted by the Forest City American Legion Post 121. Burial was in Madison Township cemetery with the Petersen Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Strommen, 63, had suffered a heart attack in June from which he recovered after hospitalization. Sunday, he suffered another massive attack at his home and was transferred to a Mason City hospital where he died.

Arthur C. Strommen was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Cerro Gordo county, the son of Ben and Emma Strommen. He was baptized and confirmed at Fertile Lutheran church and attended rural school in Ellington township.

During World War II, Strommen served two years with the U.S. Air Force in the south Pacific. He was married to Norma Jean Boland June 4, 1954.

For many years he operated a poultry service business and then owned and operated Strommen Pre-Mix Feed Service. For 27 years he was a substitute rural mail carrier and for an additional seven years was a regular mail carrier out of the Forest City post office. He retired Dec. 30, 1982.

Strommen was a life member of the Forest City American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and Immanuel Lutheran church.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Shook of Clear Lake; a son, Dennis Strommen of Forest City; a brother, Kenneth Strommen of Forest City; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clarence.

source: Summit, Forest City, Iowa, 19 Jul 1984, page A2, column 2


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