Anne Corry - Strasma, age 82, of Rochester, formerly of Madison, WI, died on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Edenbrook of Rochester. The memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Anne Corry - Strasma was born on September 19, 1935, in Appleton, WI, to Dr. Lawrence and Ann (Burke) Corry. She grew up in Weyauwega, WI and in fifth grade her family moved to Menasha, WI. Anne graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953 and also graduated from the College of Saint Teresa in Winona where she received a Fulbright scholarship to Grenoble, France for one year. She returned to the states to Washington D. C. for one year and then moved to Chicago where she worked for the Institute of International Education. In her late 40's she moved back to Wisconsin to take care of her mother. She worked for the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she was in charge of the department which dealt with foreign exchange students. Anne received her master's degree in Chinese History and Language from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also attended Law School. There she met John Strasma and they were later married. Together they traveled extensively around the world. After John's death, she moved to Rochester, MN in 2014 due to Alzheimer's disease and to be closer with her family. Anne enjoyed traveling, music, and reading. She was known to always have a book with her at all times.
Anne is survived by her sisters, Kathy (Bran) Yaich of Orinda, CA and Pat (Gary) Fallon of Rochester; step-children, Mary, Kenneth, Susan, Patricia and Elizabeth; and sister-in-law, Ethel Corry of Alexandria, VA.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband John who died on July 13, 2007; parents and brother, Frank Corry.
The family would like to thank the staff at Edenbrook of Rochester, Mayo Hospice and the young volunteer who brought in a harp to play for Anne.
Arrangements are with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester MN 55901. www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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