Henry A. Strobel, born on January 2, 1936 in Tell City, Indiana,
to the late Catherine M. Strobel and the late Henry A. Strobel
Sr., passed away at age 82 on August 28, 2018 in Salem, Oregon.
graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary (1958) and the University of
San Francisco (1967) with degrees in philosophy and physics.
From 1962 to 1967, Henry served in the Air Force as a
communications officer (rank, Captain).
married Susan M. Carter on July 14, 1973, in Fairfax,
became a successful entrepreneur in the field of electronics
engineering in the San Francisco area before moving to
Aumsville, Oregon in 1985. He is best known for his contribution
to the field of violin making, serving the Salem-Keizer area
school district and having authored and published a series of
books that have since become a respected, standard reference in
violin shops and schools worldwide. He also served on the Salem
Youth Symphony Orchestra board of directors.
Strobel is known locally for his contributions to the
preservation and compilation of the History of Sublimity and its
parish (Saint Boniface Catholic Church), serving as a founding
member of the Saint Boniface Archives and Museum and appointed
to the Portland Archdiocesan Historical Commission. He is also
founder and author of the Sublimity History and Saint Boniface
Catholic Church websites.
was the beloved husband of Susan M. Strobel. He was preceded in
death by his sisters, Francis O'Brian, Dorothy Ferrando, and Ann
Wirthwein. Henry is survived by his sons, Henry Strobel, Jr, and
George Strobel; daughter, Marguerite Robinson; brother, Paul
Strobel; sisters, Mary Birchler, Rita Brockman, and Carol Dauby;
and grandchildren, Madylin Strobel, Adam Strobel, John Robinson,
Carol Robinson, Gregory Robinson, Andrew Robinson and Catherine
and family are welcome to attend the Rosary on Saturday,
September 1, at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00am both at
St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity,
Oregon, 97385. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to
make a donation to the Saint Boniface Catholic Church. Serving
the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.