Thomas J. Stratmann

Thomas J. Stratmann, age 63 of Breese, IL, died Thursday, December 09, 2021, at his home, in Breese, IL.

He was born on Wednesday, July 09, 1958, in Highland, IL, the son of Donald and Rita (nee Venhaus) Stratmann.

He was born and raised in Highland, IL. Graduated from St. Paul Catholic High School, Highland, in 1976. He attended Sanford Brown Business School, St. Louis, MO. He worked at Strat-O-Span Buildings, Inc., Breese, IL, since 1980 and was a Vice President and Treasurer. He enjoyed going to Spring Training in Florida to watch the St. Louis Cardinals, there he became friends with Bob Costas and George Thorogood. Bob and George were part of his 2nd marriage ceremony on first base at a spring training field in Florida. He was a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Fan and a music lover. In his youth he played a lot of softball and played on many local softball teams.

Survivors include:
Brother – Mark D. (Debra) Stratmann, Breese, IL
Sister – Mary E. Moran, Highland, IL
Nephew – Christopher M. (Clifton LaPlante) Stratmann, Saint Louis, MO
Nephew – Steven N. (Amanda) Stratmann, Ballwin, MO
Nephew – Matthew D. (Amanda) Stratmann, Aviston, IL
Great Nieces & Great Nephews – Many
Special Friend – Richard (Jennifer) Falcon – Houston, TX
Special Friend – Lisa (nee Krebs) Allen
Special Friend – Stephen (Lyn) Wilfong, Collinsville, IL
First Wife – Sheila Karns (nee Kuester), Conroe, TX
Second Wife – Andrea Chicola, Lake Of The Ozarks, MO.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Donald George Stratmann – Died 2/18/2005
Mother – Rita Amelia Stratmann (nee Venhaus) – Died 11/28/2004
Brother In-Law – Edward F. Moran – Died 7/17/2021.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

A Graveside Service will be Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Highland, Illinois.

Celebration of Life will follow the Graveside Service, Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Michael’s Restaurant, Highland, Illinois.

Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

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