Louise M. Stremlau

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Posted 10/27/20

NORMAL - Louise M. Stremlau, 101, of Normal, formerly of Mendota, passed away Oct. 25, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

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Louise M. Stremlau

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NORMAL - Louise M. Stremlau, 101, of Normal, formerly of Mendota, passed away Oct. 25, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Due to COVID-19, Mass of Christian Burial will be private. Pallbearers will be J.T. Byrd, Frank Kobilsek, Kevin Stremlau, Luke Stremlau, Steve Stremlau, and Andy Wujek. Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to assist the family.

Louise was born Jan. 16, 1919 in Ottawa to Joseph and Ethel (Aubry) Goetsch. She married Joseph Stremlau on Nov. 29, 1945 at St. Columba Catholic Church, Ottawa. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2008.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Stremlau Byrd of Enon, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Lucy Stremlau Williams of Normal; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Louis (Barbara) Goetsch of Ottawa; and one sister, Shirley Argus of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Marty on Oct. 31, 2006; two brothers, Robert Goetsch and James Goetsch; and two sisters, Marjorie Fosse and Bernice Koker.

Louise graduated from Ottawa High School in 1937. She was an accomplished homemaker and farm wife and was very active in her community. She was a teaching assistant at Sts. Peter and Paul and Holy Cross Schools, volunteered at Mendota Community Hospital gift shop and Heritage Manor Nursing home, and did clerical work for Abigail Women’s Clinic. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Dimmick-Troy Grove Home Extension, Mendota Hospital Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society of Peterstown, Mendota Museum and Historical Society, and was an election judge for many years.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences may be left at wasmerfuneralhome.com.