THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gaylord H. Strehlow
Gaylord Bub Harry Strehlow, 88, of Suring, passed away at Woodland Village Nursing Home on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Born Nov. 22, 1925 to the late William Jr. and Clara (Guelker) Strehlow, he graduated from Suring High School where he excelled in boxing, track and football. He married Melanie Lanser Aug. 30, 1946 and she preceded him in death Nov. 13, 2003. They started out farming and he later became a bookkeeper for Muehl Ehlinger Lumber Company for 10 years. He then received a degree in Accounting by doing home study. In 1962 he was employed as the Oconto County Accountant for 15 years prior to becoming the Oconto County Clerk in 1977. He retired in 1998.
He owned and operated Bubs Pub in Hayes for many years with his wife, Melanie and was proud of his Bubs Pub Baseball Teams.
A member of Suring United Methodist Church, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved to garden, growing enough vegetables for all his children and their families. He loved all sports, and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildrens events.
He is survived by five children, Linda (Larry) LaBrosse, Judy (Mike) McGuire, Amy (Gary) Regal, Ron (Donna) Strehlow and Gary (Doreen) Strehlow; two brothers, Marvin Pete (Clara) Strehlow and Curtis (Audrey) Strehlow; three sisters, Betty Poots (Norman) Saffran, Fern Cramer and Fay (Tom) Stache; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Pat Hilbert and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melanie; two brothers, Llewyllen Lew and Roland Park and two sisters, Beulah Lazansky and Kay Dhein.
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Sunday, Dec. 22 from noon until 3 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday, Dec. 23 at Suring United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dan Nault officiating. Interment will be in spring in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund was established at Suring United Methodist Church.