Kaete Strosche

Posted Online: June 25, 2014, 11:21 pm
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Kaete S. Strosche, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Amber Ridge Memory Care Unit, Moline.
Services for Kaete will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Kaete was born on April 5, 1924, in Holtland, Germany, a daughter of Friedrich Epkes and Frieda Mueller Epkes. She married Franz Strosche on Jan. 4, 1947, in Holtland. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2008.
Kaete came to the United States from Germany in 1951. Mrs. Strosche worked as cook at the former Holiday Inn in Moline. She had also worked at the Scamper Inn, Milan, before her retirement.
Kaete was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island and the Rock Island Fitness Center. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting and gardening.
Survivors include her children, Franz Strosche (Susie Mc Crary) New Braunfels, Texas, Jo Anne Bream, Coralville, Iowa, Walter (Rita) Strosche, Milan, Karl (Kathi) Strosche, Coyne Center and Sylvia Strosche, Coal Valley; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Frieda (Cornelius) Ackermann, Leer, Germany, Johanne (Ludwig) Blank, Leer, Germany, Hermann (Gerda) Epkes, Germany; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Strosche, Milan. Kaete was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franz; and six siblings.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.


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