Mr. Strahlem was a United States Air Force veteran who served in World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George B. and Lena Ruth, nee Downing, Strahlem; and one sister.
Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Anita B., nee Shepler, Strahlem, whom he married March 10, 1945, Fort Wayne,
his children, Greg K. Strahlem of Aromas, CA, Janice Lynn (Robert) Hartwig of Clarksville, TN, Denise Lynn Petri of Altamonte Springs, FL, and Jeff (fiancée’ Diane Krick) Strahlem of Belleville, Ill;
and a sister, Kathryn (Ozzie) Meindel of San Diego, CA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Belleville Community Band. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Graveside service with military honors at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.