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Harold E. Streseman, 83, of Brownton

Harold Streseman

Harold E. Streseman, 83, of Brownton, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” “Today in Triumph Christ Arose” and “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.”
Jessica Fegley was the urn bearer. Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brownton.
Harold Edmund Streseman was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Penn Township, McLeod County, the son of Robert and Stella (Zander) Streseman. He was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. He received his education in Stewart, and was a graduate of the Stewart High School class of 1952.
He entered active military service in the U.S. Air Force on March 17, 1953, in Minneapolis, and served his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars, in which he received a National Defense Medal, a United Nations Medal, a Korean Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on March 16, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas, and had achieved the rank of staff sergeant. Upon discharge from the Air Force, he attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1962.
Mr. Streseman was employed by 3M in Hutchinson, for which he traveled extensively. He worked at 3M plants in California, New Jersey and St. Paul. He also traveled overseas for 3M. He retired from the Hutchinson plant in 1991, and spent the remainder of his life on the family farm near Brownton.
Mr. Streseman was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, serving as the treasurer and putting together PowerPoint presentations for the church. He also was a member of the Brownton American Legion Post 143.
He took great pride in the large vegetable and flower gardens he planted. He started many of the plants from seeds in his greenhouse. He also enjoyed cooking and baking. His baked goodies that he brought to Wednesday morning Bible study were always popular. He loved hosting family gatherings at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. He also made weekly trips to Jackpot Junction in Morton, which he enjoyed greatly.
He was recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and died Saturday, May 19, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
He is survived by his beloved dog, Abby; sister-in-law, Marilyn Streseman of Penn Valley, California; several generations of nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Stella Streseman; brothers, William Streseman, Vernon Streseman, Howard Streseman, LeRoy “Jack” Streseman and Donald “Jim” Streseman; sisters, Mildred Streseman, Ruth Weispfenning, Marion Kirchoff, Clara Streseman, Margaret “Marge” Fegley, Jeanette Abram and June Small; and brothers-in-law, Robert Abram, Lester Kirchoff, George Small, Walt Weispfenning and Merle Fegley.
Arrangements were with Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.