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April 7, 1919 – Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Service Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, MN
Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:00 PM

Visitation Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, MN
Saturday, August 29, 2015
12:30 until time of service

Evelyn E. Strei, age 96, of Lester Prairie passed away on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
She was born on April 7, 1919 in Winsted Township, McLeod County the daughter of Herman & Else (Hedtke) Schmidt.
Evelyn was baptized on April 27, 1919 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, Carver County by the Reverend Walter L. Ernst. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 10, 1933 also at St. John’s Lutheran Church by Reverend Walter L. Ernst.
On March 28, 1939, Evelyn Schmidt and Walter Strei were joined in holy marriage at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, McLeod County. God blessed this union with three sons.
Evelyn & Walter engaged in dairy farming for many years in Winsted Township, McLeod County.
She enjoyed farming, canning and cooking.
Evelyn was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Survived by her loving sons: Kenneth (Karen) Strei, Larry (Patricia) Strei and Michael Strei all of Lester Prarie; six grandchildren Tamara Robinson, Tanya (Wayne) Mathews, Chad (Stephanie) Strei, Jennifer Strei and special friend Brenton Anderson, MacKenzie (Jamie) Stender and Ashley Strei and special friend Joe Brown; nine great grandchildren: Nicole Otto, Trey Strei, Owen Strei, Lance Kjenstad, Josephine Kjenstad, Madelyn Kjenstad, Morgan Anderson, Corbyn Stender and Brock Stender; a sister: Dorothy Ernst of Lester Prairie; a sister-in-law: Aurelia Strei of Lester Prairie; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Walter Strei, her parents Herman & Else Schmidt, father-in-law & mother-in-law Robert & Agnes Strei, brothers Vernon & Ortwin (Lorna) Schmidt, a sister Pauline Paul, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy & Fritz Dangers, Hilda & Gust Westerman, Erna & Ed Ristow, Al Strei, Roland & Dorothy Strei and John Strei, brothers-in-law Stanley Ernst, Martin Brinkmeier, Carl Lemmerman and Ed Paul.
Funeral services for Evelyn Strei will be held on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The Reverend Eric Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 29th AT THE CHURCH from 12:30 P.M. till time of services.
Casket Bearers will be Chad Strei, Jamie Stender, Lance Kjenstad, Wayne Mathews, Jeremy Otto and Gary Ernst.

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