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Allen William Strei of Omro, WI was born in Shawano, WI on November 23, 1938.
He went to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 6, 2023.
Allen was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Patricia.
He is survived by his four children, Randy (Nancy) Redlin of Fond du Lac; Justine (David) Krause of Omro; Kevin (Jean) Redlin of Neenah; and Scott (Michelle) Strei of Goodyear, AZ; two brothers, Earl of Appleton; and a twin, Aldon of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Cory Cumings of Mitchell, SD; Benjamin (Demitria) Cumings of Neenah; Melissa (Justin) Olson of Larsen; Chelsea Cannon of Appleton; Kendra Redlin of Neenah; and Brenden Strei of Goodyear, AZ; ten great-grandchildren, Cash and Cruz Cumings, Kaitlyn, Jimmy, Harper, Hudson and Hailey Cumings, and Bryson, Khally and Jaycee Olson.
After graduating from St. James Lutheran Elementary and Shawano High School he attended state universities in Oshkosh and Stevens Point with a double major of English and Education. Allen taught Space Science in high schools all over the United States, working for NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Allen and Patricia were married in February of 1979 and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1980. In Arizona they entered the world of rental property management, 93 apartments for the same owner. They retired in 2004 and bought a 35' motor home and went full time RVing. They visited all eleven provinces of Canada, Yukon Territory and Alaska and most of Mexico. Allen and Patricia would manage RV parks along the way where they also managed the Elks Lodge of Tempe, AZ. each winter. Allen loved to cook! He is the author of a cookbook titled “Half the Fun of Eating is Cooking.”
He will be remembered for his positive attitude “There's good in everything. Just find it.” Allen also loved to hunt and fish and had the good fortune of doing this all over the United States and Canada. After Patricia's journey to Heaven in 2008, Allen continued traveling until 2012 when he moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family and friends. God’s promise is that there will never be darkness that does not end. Rejoice in the promise that I will be waiting to be with all of you again.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 8 S. 4th St. Winneconne. A funeral service to celebrate a life well lived will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Ben Berger officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Following the luncheon, the interment will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Neenah.
Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Allen’s family wishes to thank the staffs of Webster Manor in Omro and ProMedica Hospice for all the care and concern shown to him.