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Henry A. Strobel
January 2, 1936 August 28, 2018

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.

Henry 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).

He married Susan M. Carter on July 14, 1973, in Fairfax, California.

He 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.

Henry 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.

Henry 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 Robinson.

Friends 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.


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