Earl Stroh

VIT_StrohEarl Stroh, age 82 of Forest Lake, best known as the “Walmart Man,” went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on June 13, 2013.

Earl can be remembered as a genuine man who loved his Lord and Savior, leading worship in many senior citizen locations along with his wife.

Earl was proud to be retired from the U.S. Postal Office and proud to have served in the U.S. Army.  For the last 20 years of his life, Earl enjoyed being the “Walmart Man” at the Brainerd and Forest Lake locations.

Preceded in death by parents, Theobald “Steve” and Lydia Stroh; sister, Erma Parish; twin brothers, Edwin Stroh and Edrine Stroh.

Earl will be deeply missed by wife, Shirley; children, Pamela Stroh, Kevin Stroh, Karen (Coronel Jon) Thorell, Diane (Ken) Beers, Stephen Nielsen, Mark Nielsen, James (Lisa) Nieldsen, Donna Galloway; 22 grandchildren, Tahna Hillstrom, Shane Hillstrom, Rochelle Peace, Jessica Thorell, Kelsey Thorell, Deborah Mayers, Tamara Beers, Benjamin Wolf, Rebecca Miller, Daniel Beers, Jonathan Beers, Justina Siedschlaj, Anthony Nielsen, Joshua Nielsen, Abigail Wright, Tanya Palesotti, Thor Nielsen, Dane Nielsen, Hannah Nielsen, Erik Nielsen, Beth Ableiter, Royal Anderson; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jacob (Wilma) Stroh; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Roberts Family Funeral Home, 555 Centenntial Drive SW, Forest Lake.  A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at Maranatha Assembly of God, 24799 Forest Blvd., Forest Lake with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Memorials preferred to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P.O. Box 96105, Washington, D.C. 20090-6105.