Wayne Melvin Strehler
June 20, 1949 – January 9, 2020
Wayne M. Strehler, age 70 of Rockford, passed away on January 9, 2020 after fighting a 15 year battle with cancer.
Wayne was born on June 20, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the youngest son of Elmer and Edna Strehler. He was baptized on July 17, 1949 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield by Pastor Haar and was confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem on April 7, 1963. Wayne graduated from Rockford High School in 1967 and went on to Dr. Martin Luther College where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education.
On May 4, 1974 Wayne and Bonnie were united in marriage. God blessed their marriage with a beautiful life together and two sons, Seth and Matthew.
Wayne engaged in dairy farming in Hamel for 15 years. He later worked in sales and then to Boston Scientific where he finished his career. Wayne enjoyed gardening, chess, antiquing, baking and visiting with family and friends.
Wayne is survived by his loving and caring wife of 45 years, Bonnie; sons, Seth (Jennifer) and Matthew (Dawn); his fond grandchildren, Cody and Kaci; brothers, Donald (Karen) and Wilferd (Diann); many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Edna Strehler; and niece, Clarice Schleif.
Reviewal Monday, January 13, 2020 from 4 to 8PM, with a prayer service at 7:30PM at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Funeral service Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11AM, with reviewal one hour prior, at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church 9655 Pioneer Trail, Greenfield.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.