Harry Stromberger, 92, of Windsor, died October15, 2016 at Columbine Commons in Windsor. Harry was born August 15, 1924 at Windsor to German-Russian immigrants, Henry and Eva (Kindsvater) Stromberger. He was their seventh child of eleven (one dying in infancy). On November 23, 1924 he was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Windsor. In the Spring of 1935 the family moved to the farm east of Windsor which became known as the home place. On April 2, 1939 he was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. He attended Windsor School through eighth grade. Harry grew up working with horses, thinning and topping beets, and all the other work on a family farm entailed in the 30's and 40's. On September 16, 1951 he married Violet J. Kissler at St John's Lutheran Church. Harry's right arm and business partner of 63 years died February 5, 2015. He was engaged in farming his entire life raising sugar beets, corn, barley, pinto beans, alfalfa and fattening cattle. Harry received the High Ten Beet Grower's Award seven times and he had a high percent of dressed weight on his beef cattle. He was deeply connected to the farm and was the happiest farming the land and never needed to travel very far from "his land". He lived on the family farm for about 8o years before he moved to Columbine Commons in 2015. Thus, living his entire life in Windsor area. Harry was a member of St John's Lutheran Church where he served on the council, and later a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, and a charter and life member of the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Historical Society of the Germans from Russia. Harry loved history and after he retired, at the end of 2009, he read numerous history books on the American History until his health did not allow him do so any more. Harry is survived by his children, Barbara Stromberger of Greeley, Daniel and wife Cindy of Sterling; granddaughter-in-law, Kristyn Stromberger; and great-granddaughter, Pacyn Stromberger both of Iliff; sister-in-law, Betty Stromberger of Ft. Collins, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Schmidt, Henry Jr., John, Lydia S. Sitzman, Jacob H., William, Elmer, Rudolph E., Wilma Wacker, infant brother, and his only grandchild, Jeffrey D. Stromberger. Funeral services will begin with visitation from 9-10 am on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 328 Walnut St., Windsor. Funeral services will follow at 10 am at the church. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor. Memorial gifts may be made to "Bethel Lutheran Church" in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2007 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at adamsoncares.com.
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