BRODHEAD – Charlene Strommen, age 81, passed away on May 19, 2020 while at the Woods Crossing Nursing Home in Brodhead.
Charlene was born on July 17, 1938 on the family farm in Spring Grove Township to Fred and Sylvia (Malcook) Lentz. She married Trygve Strommen on August 19, 1956. Trygve preceded her in death on May 2, 2016.
Charlene farmed with her husband in Spring Grove Township. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to plants flowers and tend to her garden. When Charlene and Trygve were younger, they also enjoyed going out dancing with their friends.
Charlene is survived by her two sons, Dennis Strommen and Kurtis (Vicki) Strommen both of Brodhead; five grandchildren, Andy, Shianne, Heather (Patrick), Brianna and Kyle; 7 great grandchildren, Iris, Paisley, Gretchen, Julianna, William, Jonah and Neo.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Trygve; her daughter, Karen Strommen on May 24, 2016; a sister, Charlotte Stuessy; a grandson, Ryan; a great grandson, DeJay and a daughter in law, Shawn.
A memorial has been established in Charlene’s memory and cards can be directed to the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, PO Box 26 in Brodhead.
Private family services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead with burial to conclude at Greenwood Cemetery.