Edward Strohm


Edward Strohm, age 86, of Oldham, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Avantara in Lake Norden.

There will be a private family service at Lake Whitewood Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be sent at

Edward Lee Strohm, Jr. was born November 3, 1934 in Oldham, SD to Edward, Sr. and Louise (Nelson) Strohm. In May 1953, he entered in the US Army and earned the Bronze Star for his accomplishments before his honorable discharge in July 1954. Ed married Marlys Birgholtz on June 25, 1956 in Pipestone, MN.

Ed will be remembered for his huge gardens every year, hunting, fishing and trapping. For many years, he was a member of Lake Whitewood Lutheran Church, Wolf-Nelson American Legion Post 216 in Ramona and Ronald Westby VFW Post 2638 in Madison. He will be greatly missed for his "dry humor" jokes as he was very good at those and as the "Bearded Angel" at the Christmas Program in his church home.

He is survived by his three sons-Dan Strohm of Arlington, Chuck (Connie) Strohm of Sioux Falls and Wendell (Pam) Strohm of Sioux Falls; one daughter-Annitta (Mike) Misar of Oldham; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother-Richard Strohm of Sioux Falls; one sister, Cathy Poppinga of Sioux Falls and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marlys and two sisters, MaryAnn Wiese & Barb Booth.


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