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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



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).

 MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from Noon- 2:00 pm on Saturday at the church.

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. 

7 thoughts on “CHARLOTTE A. STRELOW”

  1. So remember this lovely lady from years ago at Grasston Baptist Church. She had the best smile ever and it became contagious. Prayers to all of you at this time.

  2. I met Charlotte back in 1957. Our husbands Wes Walberg and Wilbert Strelow were double cousins so we saw each other at both Walberg and Strelow family occasions and with children around the same ages, we did many things together. There were camping weekends, fun times at Splithand Lake, many a New Year’s Eve together, and countless family get-together. Since neither of us had a sister, we often called one another “almost-sisters”. She was fun to be with, and I shall miss her very much. Bruce,Bradd, and Barry lost a great Mom. You guys and your families have a ton of memories to help you through this sad time.

  3. Charlotte and Bert were part of my growing up years. I have so many wonderful memories of Charlotte and her wonderful attitude, magnetic smile and kind ways. She walked the walk and made a lasting impression on me at Grasston Baptist all those years ago. Those were great days!

    My deepest sympathies to Bruce, Bradd and Barry and your families. She adored you all and it was always fun to hear how everyone was doing when we had the opportunity to chat a bit and catch up.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult time.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to all your family for the sad loss of precious charlotte! Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Marie and kermit grundberg!

  5. She was such a great person, we shared many inspirational views.
    When my Mother was in the hospital her and I would talk. Our paths met many times. Bert worked at John Deere so many connections we have had over the years.
    May she be rapped in the arms of God Love forever, Amen

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