Alvina E. Strieker, 95, of rural Breese, died Friday, July 15, 2016 at Aviston Countryside Manor. She was born November 20, 1920, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Schrage) Rohling. On April 28, 1948, she married Ferdinand Strieker at St. Francis Church in Aviston and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2001.
She is survived by two sons; Paul (Marcia) Strieker of rural Breese and Darrell (Barbara) Strieker of Aviston; four grandchildren who were the light of her life; Melinda (Kurt) Rickhoff of Albers, Jennifer (Kyle) Markus, David (Jennifer) Strieker and Kristen (Ned) Bowdern all of Aviston; eight great-grandchildren with one more on the way; numerous nephews and nieces; as well as her sister-in-law, Mary Strieker.
In addition to her parents and husband, Alvina was preceded in death by her husband’s parents; two sisters, Henrietta Nettemeier and Dorothy Rohling; sisters-in law and brothers-in-law; Otto Nettemeier, Alphonse & Martha Strieker, Dorothy & Robert Holtkamp, Lucille & Joseph Mersinger, Bernadette & Peter Frey, and Anthony “Bud” Strieker; and a nephew, Jim Nettemeier.
Alvina was a member of St. Francis Parish and Altar Sodality. She was a gifted seamstress as well as an active dairy farm wife. Quilting was a favorite pastime and her quilts are family treasures. She also made custom draperies as well as clothing for her family, rarely needing a pattern. She was an incredible cook with her pies being especially memorable. Prior to going to the nursing home, Alvina lived her entire life on the family farm where she was born.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston with Rev. Dan Friedman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Aviston.
Friends may call Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Nordike Funeral Home in Aviston. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Parish or to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.