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Obituary - William A. Stremcha

 

November 10, 2017

William A. Stremcha

William A. Stremcha, 96, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with Father Dan Wathen officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.

William's family has suggested memorial donations be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit William's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.

William was born February 1, 1921, in Havre to Antone and Frances (Smoltz) Stremcha. He was raised in Havre, attending school there. Following his school years, William began working for the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Neihart. He later moved on to work for the Bridge and Building division of the Great Northern Railroad.

In December 1941, William married June Miller in Fort Benton in a double wedding with Lil and Tony Malsam. They were blessed with two sons, whom they adored. William worked hard, working his way into a machinist's internship with the Great Northern, which led to his final but lengthy position as a machinist for the Great Northern Railroad and then spanning the purchase by Burlington Northern, from which he retired in the early 1980s. Following his retirement, William traveled with his beloved June throughout Montana and into Arizona.

William enjoyed working on vehicles, hunting, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, the Eagles Club, the NRA and the IAM Union.

He was preceded in death by June Stremcha, his wife of over 70 years; his son James R. Stremcha; his granddaughter Siri Stremcha; his parents, Anton and Frances Stremcha; his brothers, Joe and Milas Stremcha; and his sisters Frieda Marino and Libby Mayer.

William is survived by his son Alvin (Valeri) Stremcha of Havre; his daughter-in-law Dorothy Stremcha of Havre; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and his sister Margaret Robertson of Big Sandy.

 

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