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Galen Strathman
Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca
Seneca, KS

Galen J. Strathman, 88, of Seneca, KS, died Monday, May 13, 2019.

He was born on November 16, 1930, to Frank C. and Josephine Burdiek Strathman, on a farm south of Baileyville. He attended Center Country School and graduated in 1948 from Sacred Heart High School. He helped his Dad on the farm until he was drafted into the US Army on January 20, 1953. He carried the rank of Sergeant at the time of his discharge in 1955. He returned to Nemaha County and purchased the family farm; raising crops and cattle.

Galen married Maxine Broxterman on July 21, 1990 at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. From 1990-1997, the couple lived on the farm; before moving to Seneca.

He enjoyed raising cattle, playing cards and Bingo, attending dances and completing a puzzle. He was a member of St. Peter of Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, the St Joseph Society, Knight of Columbus Counsel 1769 and the America Legion Earl Taylor Post 21.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, Adrian, Sylvester and Joseph H. Strathman; and three sisters, Eileen Strathman, Bernice Strathman, and Frances Kramer.

Galen is survived by his wife, Maxine of Seneca; two sons, Gary (Julie) Spring of Rossville and Jeff (Michele) Spring of Seneca; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and wo sisters, Darlene Haug, of Seneca and Mary Kay Fangman of Topeka.

Rosaries will be prayed at 2 and 7 P.M. at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville.

Memorials are for COINS for a Cause and/or Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

Lauer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To express your sympathy and for more information visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com .

 

 


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