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Bruce J. Strutzenberg

March 13, 1941 — May 22, 2016

Bruce J. Strutzenberg

KNIERIM – Bruce J. Strutzenberg, 75, of Knierim passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. Lake City.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Knierim, with Pastor Chadric Dietrich officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Township Cemetery, Knierim.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

Bruce John Strutzenberg was born March 13, 1941 at Fort Dodge. He graduated from Cedar Valley High School, with the Class of 1959. Bruce received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and his Master’s Degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. In 1961, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Zeckser. Bruce taught school in many communities including Pomeroy, Scranton, Garner-Hayfield, and Eagle Grove. In 1981, they made their home on a farm south of Knierim, where Bruce taught school at Prairie Valley Schools for 23 years until his retirement.

Bruce was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Bruce is survived by his wife Marilyn; children, Cheryl (Joe) Gilg of Urbandale, Dan (Jann) Strutzenberg of Council Bluffs, and Jon Struzenberg of Winnebago, IL; grandchildren, Katie Gilg of Dallas, TX, Brian Gilg of Urbandale, and Aunna and Abigail Strutzenberg, both of Council Bluffs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Wilson Strutzenberg; and sister Linda Tuvell.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Palmer Swank Funeral Home

528 Main St., Rockwell City, IA 50579

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

3335 220th St., Manson, IA 50563

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