Clarence A. “Pete” Strey age 77 of Montrose passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010. He was born January 24, 1933 to John and Hattie Strey in Franklin Township, Minnesota.
On January 19, 1957 Clarence was united in marriage to Deloris Golla and this union was blessed with six children.
Clarence lived on the farm his whole life. As he helped his father with the farm, he knew this was what he wanted to do. After Clarence retired from farming, he spent his time with his loved ones, fishing, playing cards and spending time with friends.
Clarence is survived by his wife Deloris; children Wayne Strey, Brenda and Randy Segler, Sandra and Dale Segler, Sharon and Ronald Roskowiak, Mary and Joel Ernst; 16 grandchildren and spouses Jennifer and Fernando Sanchez, Amy Mattheis, Anthony and Nikki Segler, Patrick and Amber Segler, John Segler, Melissa Segler, Jessica and Brady Wolff, Amanda and Paul Merz, Rocky and Kristina Roskowiak, Jeremy Roskowiak, Alexander Roskowiak, Rachael Roskowiak, Cody Roskowiak, Cassandra Ernst, Megan Ernst and fiancé Scott Cooper, Heather Ernst; 17 great grandchildren; a brother Howard and Joann Strey, sister Helen and Jack Gardner.
Clarence was preceded in death by his daughter Robin Ellen Strey, his parents John and Hattie Strey, a grandson James Joseph Segler and a daughter-in-law Deanna Strey.
Funeral services were held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Montrose United Methodist Church. Military Honors were provided by the Delano American Legion Post #377. Pastor Ingrid Bloom officiated at the service with interment in the Cassel Cemetery in rural Delano.