Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Frederick A. Strassburg
October 25, 1928 - November 7, 2018 (Age 90)
Beaver Dam, WI
Service: November 12, 2018
Frederick A. Strassburg

Frederick (Fritz) A. Strassburg, 90, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc following a courageous battle with cancer.

Frederick August Strassburg was born in Beaver Dam on October 25, 1928 to Walter and Minnie (Winning) Strassburg. He was confirmed on August 30, 1942 at First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam by Rev. A. Wittmann. On June 18, 1947 he married Jeanadell Beletzky in Beaver Dam. She preceded him death on September 25, 1980. He was married to Delores (Degner) Behl on April 9, 1983 by Rev. A. Wittmann at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon.

Fred farmed in the Reeseville area prior to working primarily as a mechanic for
Pillsbury Green Giant. After 28 years there, he retired in 1987 and worked for Behl Turkey Farm, retiring again in 2013. He was very energetic and hardworking. He loved to fix things.

He was a founding member of Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. For the last 35 years, he was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon where he was very involved in church activities. He enjoyed the Immanuel Men’s Breakfast Group, traveling, golfing, dancing, hunting, snowmobiling, puzzles and playing cards, especially Sheepshead and Euchre. He looked forward to driving tractor and coffee time at Hardees. “Grandpa Fritz” loved spending quality time with his family and attending their events and activities.

Fred helped save many lives by donating over 25 gallons of blood as a Red Cross blood donor. He was a dedicated member of the Lebanon Lions for the past 32 years. He golfed many years in the Men’s Senior League at Rock River Hills in Horicon.

He is survived by his wife Delores Behl-Strassburg of Watertown; one son Raymond (Debbie) of Princeton and their family: daughter Kim (John) Liddicoat and children Christina and Kaitlyn; son Gary (Tara) Strassburg and children Brandon (Anissa), Breanna (fiance Jesse), Patience, and Kyler; one daughter Brenda (Jeff) Abel of Beaver Dam and her daughter Deanna Scott and children Brandy, Marquel, and Zayden.

Four stepsons survive: stepson Allen (Debbie) Behl of Lebanon and their family: son John (Michelle) Behl and children Adriana and Abigail; son Joel (Sara) Behl; stepson Steve (Leticia) Behl of El Paso, TX, and their family: son Andy Behl, daughter Mindy (Erik) Einwalter and their son Grady, son Jared (Lesan Gouge) Behl, son Brandon (Katiuci) Behl, daughter Barbie (Jose) Rosado and children, Liliana, Jose, and Abigail, and son Jonathon Sotero; stepson David (Dianne) Behl of Lebanon and their family: son Brian (Kayla) Behl, son Chad (Karen) Behl, daughter Michelle (Michael) Bongers and their son Justin; stepson Dan (Chris) Behl of Lebanon and their family: son Mark (Lindsay) Behl and their son Graysen, daughter Megan (Warren) Baty, son Philip (Kristen) Behl and their daughter Eva, daughter Rachel (Alex) Wontor.

Fred is also survived by one brother, Warren (Alice) Strassburg of Hustisford, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jeanadell, son Donald Strassburg, step-grandson Justin Behl, and brother Elmer (Ramona) Strassburg.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon with Rev. David Phillips officiating.
Relatives and friends may gather at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and at the church Monday from
10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will take place at Highland
Memory Gardens, Beaver Dam. Memorials would be appreciated to Immanuel
Church of Lebanon. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at HafemeisterFH.com.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
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