Life Sketch for Mary Kay Strotkamp (Dateline: Peabody, KS)
Mary “Kay” Strotkamp, 73, died at her home on Wednesday, January 11th in Peabody, Kansas.
Kay was born on January 30, 1943 to Henry and Mary (Kloster) Schiffner in Hillsboro, Kansas.
She married Vic Strotkamp on March 9, 1962 in Newton, Kansas. They were married for forty three years prior to his death on April 26, 2005.
Not long after Vic and Kay were married they started a Bait Shop which later transitioned into a convenience store. She later became the Manager of McCall’s Shoes in Newton for thirteen years. After the McCall’s store closed, she began working in the family landscape business. In recent years, she served as a driver for Peabody Burns School System and worked summers at the Kaw Valley Nursery
Kay was an avid baker, enjoyed gardening and loved watching wildlife at her home. She deeply loved and cared for her family. She was always there for them and loved to be around them, especially the grandkids.
She is survived by her children: Kristine Dameron and her spouse, Chad, Kevin Strotkamp; sister: Dolores Robinson; grandson: Zachary Dameron and spouse, Amy; great grandchildren: Ridley and Ellie Dameron; nephews: Mike, Curtis, Dave and Eric Robinson.
She was preceded in death by: husband: Victor I. Strotkamp; parents: Henry and Mary Schiffner; and sister: Norma Neufeld.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18th, at the Peabody Christian Church, Peabody, Kansas. A visitation will be held on January 17th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. to greet friends. A graveside committal will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Kansas
immediately following the church service.
A memorial has been established for the Peabody Avenue of Flags. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.