BERNARD STRACKE, 85, of Harlan (Svcs. 5-25-12)


May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BERNARD STRACKE, 85, of Harlan, died Tue., May 22nd, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for BERNARD STRACKE will be held 11-a.m. Fri., May 25th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Defiance. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from Noon until 9pm Thu., May 24th, with the family present to greet friends from 6-9pm, and where a Vigil service will take place at 7p.m.

Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance.

BERNARD STRACKE is survived by:

His wife – Barbara, of Harlan.

His sons – Bob (Jeanne) Stracke, of Edmond, OK; Paul (Cheryl) Stracke, of Graham, WA; Ed (Kris) Stracke, of St. Cloud, MN; Larry (Stephanie) Stracke, of Sauk Rapids, MN; Jerry (Janet) Stracke, of Cary, NC; and Phil (Sara) Stracke, of Manilla.

His daughters – Jane (Joe) Herbers, of Manning, & Ann Langenfeld, of Harlan.

His sister – Marie Nufrio, of Fountain City, IN.

32 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Bernice Stracke, of Harlan.