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In Memory of LaVern Strop


January 12, 1937 - March 11, 2020

LaVern Edward Strop, age 83, of Barron, Wisconsin went home to his Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

LaVern was born on January 12, 1937 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Ladysmith to Edward and Rose (Mechelke) Strop.  He served in the Army from November, 1959 until February, 1962.  On December 4, 1965 he married Marilyn Kraling at Trinity Lutheran in Rochester, Minnesota. 

He worked at various jobs throughout his life; as a carpet layer, a school bus driver and custodian for a school district in Minnesota.  He retired from the school district on December 31, 1999. 

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and tending to his flowers.

LaVern is survived by his wife, Marilyn; brothers, Frank of Crossville, TN and George (Helen) of Rochester, MN; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services for LaVern Strop will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Barron with Rev. Ron Mathews officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday morning at the church.  Burial will be at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner. 

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron. 


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