Carl E. Strum Jr., age 75, passed away due to stroke on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Eden Meadows. He was born in Antigo on February 28, 1947, the son of the late Carl Sr. and Marie Strum. On April 4, 1970 he married his wife of 52 years, Grace Schroeder, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Oshkosh. Carl was proud to serve in the Army Reserve. He worked for Pepsi Cola Company for 43 years, starting as a route driver and working his way up to being a Marketing Manager. He loved yard work, furniture refinishing, and would help anyone who needed help. Dog treats could be found in his pocket for all the neighborhood dogs. Carl will be remembered for being a people person.
Carl is survived by his wife, Grace; daughter: Susan (Tom Seaman) Crowe; three grandchildren: Jordan (Whitney) Crowe, Triston (Katrina Mleziva) Seaman and Mackena (Bryson Olson) Seaman; two great-grandchildren: Charlotte and Asher Crowe; brother-in-law, Brian Dewing; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Jo Dewing.
A visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, ST. PETER SITE, 435 High Ave., Oshkosh, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Carl’s name is being established.
The family expresses a special thank you to the staff at St. Agnes Hospital, St. Croix Hospice and Eden Meadows for their wonderful care.