Windsor Tributes for Oct. 23
October 22, 2016
Aug. 15, 1924-Oct. 15, 2016
Harry Stromberger, 92, of Windsor, died Oct. 15, 2016 at Columbine Commons in Windsor.
Harry was born Aug. 15, 1924 at Windsor to German-Russian immigrants, Henry and Eva (Kindsvater) Stromberger. He was their seventh child of 11 (one dying in infancy). On Nov. 23, 1924, he was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Windsor. In the spring of 1935, the family moved to the farm east of Windsor which became known as the home place. On April 2, 1939, he was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. He attended Windsor School through eighth grade. Harry grew up working with horses, thinning and topping beets, and all the other work on a family farm entailed in the 30's and 40's. On Sept. 16, 1951, he married Violet J. Kissler at St John's Lutheran Church. Harry's right arm and business partner of 63 years died Feb. 5, 2015. He was engaged in farming his entire life raising sugar beets, corn, barley, pinto beans, alfalfa and fattening cattle.
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Harry received the High Ten Beet Grower's Award seven times and he had a high percent of dressed weight on his beef cattle. He was deeply connected to the farm and was the happiest farming the land and never needed to travel very far from "his land." He lived on the family farm for about 80 years before he moved to Columbine Commons in 2015. Thus, living his entire life in Windsor area.
Harry was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served on the council, and later a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, and a charter and life member of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of the Germans from Russia.
Harry loved history and after he retired, at the end of 2009, he read numerous history books on the American History until his health did not allow him do so any more.
Harry is survived by his children, Barbara Stromberger of Greeley and Daniel (Cindy) of Sterling; granddaughter-in-law, Kristyn Stromberger of Iliff; great-granddaughter, Pacyn Stromberger of Iliff; sister-in-law, Betty Stromberger of Fort Collins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Schmidt, Henry Jr., John, Lydia S. Sitzman, Jacob H., William, Elmer, Rudolph E., Wilma Wacker, infant brother; and his only grandchild, Jeffrey D. Stromberger.
Funeral services began with visitation from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut St., Windsor. Funeral services followed at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.
Memorial gifts may be made to "Bethel Lutheran Church" in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2007 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsoncares.com.