STAYTON –Loren was born at Flagler, Colorado on the 4th of
Jan. 1921. He
passed away on Friday Aug. 6th at Salem.
He was 89. The son of Dana and Lois Strohmeyer.
Loren grew up in Colorado, then serving in the US Army
during WWII as a Rifleman, spending much of the time behind
enemy lines performing the job of forward observer locating the
enemy and directing Big Gun fire. He received the Purple Heart
and 6 combat medals, having served as a Corporal.
Loren was married to Mary Jane “Janie” Goodwin on
June 10, 1947 and they made their home in Albany before moving
to Marion in 1948 and to Stayton in 1961.
Janie preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 1996.
had worked as an electron beam welder for Teledyne Wah Chang in
Albany for 18 years before retiring.
was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and enjoyed
hunting, fishing, camping and traveling in the motor home.
He as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He will be missed by all.
is survived by his daughter, Janet (Wayne) Kreger of Salem; son,
George “Butch” Strohmeyer (Sue) of San Diego, CA; brothers,
Ralph of Aumsville and Glenn of California; sister, Esther
Greenwald of Hoonah, Alaska; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great
burial with military honors will be at Lone Oak Cemetery in
Service will be held Fri. August 13th at 11:00 am at the Calvary
Lutheran Church, Stayton, OR Contributions may be made to the
Calvary Lutheran Church.
entrusted to Weddle