Obit: Strangfeld, Byrl Lawrence (1940 - 2018)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Strangfeld, Tomlinson, Davis, Wilsmann

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/30/2018

Strangfeld, Byrl Lawrence (25 March 1940 – 24 May 2018)

Byrl Strangfeld, 78, of Neillsville, died peacefully with his family by his side on May 24, 2018 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Byrl Lawrence Strangfeld was born on March 25, 1940, at home in the Town of Weston (rural Neillsville), to Peter and Pauline (Tomlinson) Strangfeld, one of four sons. He attended Fairview School in rural Neillsville and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1958. After graduation, he studied architectural design.

He was united in marriage to Louise Davis on February 13, 1965 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe, Neillsville, WI. He worked at American Motors in Kenosha, for nine years. Then worked as a city mail carrier first in Kenosha and then transferred to Neillsville in 1970. He retired in 1998 after carrying mail for 32 years. He also stayed very content and happy taking care of his farm animals and crops. After retiring, he worked as the Town of Seif road patrol for ten years.

Byrl enjoyed spending time with his family, camping with family and friends, travelling, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served many positions in the church over the years, including church president. He was always ready to help out when anything needed attention or repair. He loved wildlife and being out in nature.

Byrl was a loving husband, father and proud grandpa. Loved ones that will miss Byrl until they meet again are his wife, Louise; their daughter, Michaela (Mike) Wilsmann of Marshfield; grandchildren: Ryan Wilsmann and McKenzie Wilsmann, both of Marshfield; brothers Arnold (Patti) of Nekoosa and Louis of Neillsville; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Lynette in infancy and Belinda; his parents; brother Robert and several brothers-and sisters-in-laws.

A Funeral Service for Byrl will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe. Family and friends may call at Gesche Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at the Neillsville City Cemetery following the service.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Byrl’s family with funeral arrangements. 



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