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.
Bill at work in the US Air Force
Bill at about age 20 years.
Bill during Air Force years.
Bill was my hero growing up. It was my privilege to witness Linda and Bill share a love affair that lasted a lifetime. Linda and all her family are in my heart and prayers.
Linda, I was sorry to read of your husband's death and I extend my sympathy. I did not get to say a god bye to you before you left Charter House, as David was in the throes of dying. It is a sad time to lose someone, but even sadder when family and friends cannot be with you. I had David's body cremated and will have a burial at sea, when that is possible. Thinking of you in your new home in Florida.
Uncle Bill & Aunt Linda's Wedding
Remembering when Ken and I went for a bike ride, crossing some water and showing up at Uncle Bill's office and getting a lift home in the middle of the day. Our families shared a special night at Shakey's watching the cook toss the pizza dough in the air. You introduced me to triscuts, melted cheese and japolenos and then years later we enjoyed Mexican food and a beer when I travel to Dallas/Ft. Worth on business and introduced you to Alex. My mom has always shared her love and adoration for her big brother. Wishing Aunt Linda, Stephanie, Madeline, Erin, Laura Lee, Ken, Julie and Mary much strength during this difficult time. I hope you feel surrounded by much love as you reflect and celebrate Uncle Bill's life.
Condolences to Linda and all the Strassburgers from Toni Ritchie, CANADA. It was a wonderful thing to witness the love between Bill and Linda and their dedication to mother, Florence, Bill's support and protection for sister Delores from the time she was a young girl and their shared pride and dedication to their children and grandchildren.
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