ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Charlotte Strelow, of Cambridge, formerly of Grasston, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at GracePointe Crossing- East Gables in Cambridge. She was 82 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church (38850 Midway Street NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080).
PRIVATE INURNMENT will be in the Grasston Baptist Cemetery.
Charlotte Ann Strelow, 82, passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Char was born on September 23, 1934 in Minneapolis. Paul and Lucy Sawyer welcomed this bundle of joy into their family at 10 days old, joining older brother Glen. The family lived in Mpls. until early elementary age when they moved to a farm near Mora, MN.
Char was a fast learner and never one to sit still … graduating from Mora High School at age 16. Four days after her 18th birthday she married the love of her life, Wilbert Strelow. They lived in southern MN for a time before returning to the Braham area. Grasston became their most permanent address, living there for 50 plus years.
In 1991 Char was reunited with her birth mom and family. The relationships clicked immediately and soon an extended family was realized. She was blessed with wonderful new chapters to the book of her life.
Love for God, love for people and a love of music were at the core of her being. She played piano and sang in choirs or groups wherever she landed. Char served on countless church and community committees always advocating for others.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband Bert, and parents Paul and Lucy Sawyer and Madge Johnson, sisters JoAnne Erickson and Terry Hagberg, brother Jerry Harrington, and granddaughter Julie Strelow.
Missing her deeply are her sons, Bruce (Annie), Bradd (Brenda), Barry (Nancy), 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, extended family and many life-long friends.