Michael Strowmatt, 70 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home of natural causes.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday April 20, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and military honors to follow.
Mike was born October 25, 1947 in Carlinville, IL, the son of Charles and Fannie “Bonnie” (Kilgore) Strowmatt. Mike was a United States Marine and served his country honorably. He married Tonia Little on July 5, 1967 in Carlinville, IL, and later divorced. Together they had four children.
Mike later met Carol Driscoll and together they shared 26 memorable years. He worked at Lynch Livestock and Dyersville Sales Company for many years. He enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR. In his younger years he enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing. Mike spent his spare time socializing with friends in the local bars. His daily routine included cross word puzzles. Above all Mike was proud of his children and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include fiancé, Carol Driscoll of Dyersville, children: Natalie Hand of Oglala, SD, David (Kandy) Strowmatt of Cedar Rapids, Todd Strowmatt of Shawnee, OK, Nathan (Jennifer) Strowmatt of Bryan, TX, step-children: Melissa (Daniel) Gamboa of Mesa, AZ, Tara (Gino) DeBernado of San Jose, CA, Chad (Melissa) Driscoll of Dubuque, Vanessa (Brad Staner) Driscoll of Cascade, Sara (Steve Allen) Driscoll of Peosta, 16 grandchildren:
sister: Pam Park of TN, in-laws: Joan (Russ) Pettinger, Tom Wilgenbusch both of Dyersville and Dennis Wilgenbusch (Kimberly Gonner) of New Vienna.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Samuel Strowmatt.
For five generations Kramer Funeral Home has had the privilege of serving Dyersville, Monticello, Holy Cross and the surrounding area with dedication and compassion. With more than 135 years of experience, we can use our extensive knowledge of the field of funeral service to provide quality support and guidance.