In memory of
Mary "Kay" Strotkamp
PEABODY-Strotkamp, Mary "Kay" 73, died at her home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in Peabody, KS. Kay was born on January 30, 1943, to Henry and Mary (Kloster) Schiffner in Hillsboro, KS. She married Vic Strotkamp on March 9, 1962, in Newton, KS. They were married for forty three years prior to his death on April 26, 2005. Not long after Vic and Kay were married they started a Bait Shop which later transitioned into a convenience store. She later became the Manager of McCall's Shoes in Newton for thirteen years. After the McCall's store closed, she began working in the family landscape business. In recent years, she served as a driver for Peabody Burns School System and worked summers at the Kaw Valley Nursery. Kay was an avid baker, enjoyed gardening and loved watching wildlife at her home. She deeply loved and cared for her family. She was always there for them and loved to be around them, especially the grandkids. She is survived by her children, Kristine Dameron and her spouse, Chad, Kevin Strotkamp; sister, Dolores Robinson; grandson, Zachary Dameron and spouse, Amy; great grandchildren, Ridley and Ellie Dameron; nephews, Mike, Curtis, Dave and Eric Robinson. She was preceded in death by: husband, Victor I. Strotkamp; parents, Henry and Mary Schiffner; and sister, Norma Neufeld. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, at the Peabody Christian Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. on January 17, at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. A graveside committal will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, immediately following the church service. A memorial has been established for the Peabody Avenue of Flags. petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com
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