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William Norbert Strassburger

October 1, 1933 — November 20, 2020

William N. Strassburger, 87, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Cottagewood Senior Communities. Bill was born October 1, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Norbert and Florence (Retz) Strassburger. The family moved to Tucson, AZ in the mid 1940's. Bill obtained his BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1955. After graduating, he proudly served his country as a captain in the USAF as a pilot/navigator of multi-engine aircraft from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1958. On November 30, 1963, in Dallas, TX, Bill married Linda Dorris. He was a CPA for Price Waterhouse from 1958-1971, CFO, Vice President and Controller of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. from 1971-1986 and finished his career in private practice from 1986-2012. Bill was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPA's Fort Worth Chapter, President of Financial Executives Institute Fort Worth Chapter, and United Sates Swimming Treasurer and referee. Bill enjoyed playing golf and refereeing for TCU and UT Austin swim meets. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda; children, Stephanie Strassburger Faubion, MD of Jacksonville Beach, FL, William Kenneth (Julie Barlow) Strassburger of Beaumont, TX; grandchildren, Madeline, Erin and Laura Faubion, Maryclaire Strassburger and sister, Delores Ritchie of Keswick, Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Florence. A military burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Strassburger family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in memory of Bill be made to: Mayo Clinic Center for Women's Health. Checks may be made to "Mayo Clinic," with a memo regarding designation, and mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
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