Fred "Louie" Strubberg was born at Villa Ridge January 5, 1918, the son of John Strubberg and his wife, Frances, nee Huether. He died at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington Monday, August 18, 1986. He was 68 years old.
In infancy, he was baptized at St. John's the Baptist Church at Villa Ridge by Father Kroeger. He received his schooling at St. John's Gildehaus School and Washington.
From 1941 to 1946, he served his country in the U.S. Army in the 97th Infantry Division. He received two bronze stars for serving in battles in the Rhineland and Central Europe and received the Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany in April of 1945.
July 21, 1945, he was united in marriage to Eunice Schroeder at Washington. They made their home in the Villa Ridge area and four daughters were born to this marriage.
Mr. Strubberg had been employed by the Taetz Rock Quarry for almost 30 years.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons in infancy, Spencer and Tarence Walker, two sisters, Anna Strubberg and Thersa Beste and four brothers, George, Leo, John and August Strubberg.
Those who survive are: his wife, Eunice Strubberg of Villa Ridge; four daughters, Viola Bradley of Union, Connie Downs of Villa Ridge, Diane O'Rourke of Union, and Darlene McFerrin of Winfield, Mo.; four sons-in-law, Walter Bradley, Billie Joe Downs, Jim O'Rourke and Kenneth McFerrin; nine grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Strubberg of Villa Ridge; one sister, Frances Kruel of Atlanta, Ga.; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 21, 1986, from the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, with the Funeral Mass from St. John's Gildehaus Church by Father William Leach. Interment followed in the St. John's Cemetery at Villa Ridge.
Source: The Missourian, August 27, 1986