Duane "Mick" Strasser
May 12, 1932 - Sep 3, 2014
Funeral services for Duane Michael Strasser (“Mick”), 82, will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, September 11th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois. A light reception will follow at the VFW Post in the Chance Phelps Room.
He died September 3, 2014 at his home in Dubois, Wyoming.
Mick was born May 12, 1932 in Kempster, Wisconsin, son of Albert and Clara (Grossman) Strasser & grew up in the Antigo area where he graduated before enlisting in the United States Army. He married Jean (Sprenger) Livingston in December, 1953. They raised four daughters, Patty, Carol, Marilee & Lisa. While in the Army he served in Alaska working as a Diesel Mechanic before being Honorably Discharged. In 1954, Mick Jean & family, along with his dad moved from Wisconsin to Dubois to log.
Mick worked for 30 years in the logging industry, 15 years in construction as a diesel mechanic and ran the Union 76 Station for 10 years. He then worked in Africa as a mechanic for Brasil and Sims Construction from 1980 until 1983. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushrooming & collecting old bottles.
Mick was an active member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church and a Life member of the Dubois VFW Ramar Brown Post #10056.
Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Rose of California, Carol and John Hughes of Kaslo, British Columbia, Marilee Strasser and Jeffrey Hale of Lexington, North Carolina and Lisa and Tom Henery of Dubois, Wyoming; grandchildren, Craig Rose, Jesse Hughes, Kelly Hughes and Vicki Hughes; sister, Beverly McIntosh of California and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Clara Strasser; wife, Bess Randolph Strasser: brother, Ralph Strasser and nephew, Pete Strasser.
Memorial contributions to the Frontier Hospice or St. Thomas Episcopal Church would be appreciated.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at the DavisFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.