Goshen News, Goshen, IN


August 6, 2013

Michael E. Strammer

April 19, 1962-Aug. 3, 2013

LIGONIER — Michael E. Strammer, 51, died instantly due to head injuries resulting from a car accident on Saturday in Millersburg.

He was born April 19, 1962, in Terre Haute, to Fred Strammer and Ruth Marie (Wilson) LaBaume.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ruth Marie and Woodrow LaBaume, Charleston, Ill.; a sister, Sandra Bacon, Wilmington, Ohio; a brother, Bob Strammer, Charleston, Ill; his longtime companion, Melissa Gamblin, Ligonier; and his Rottweiler, Alda, “my best friend ever.”

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Strammer.

A 1980 graduate of Goshen High School, Michael worked at Kinro Inc. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, nature and working on his home. His favorite quote was “Don’t mistake kindness for weakness.”

Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A formal time of sharing by family and friends will take place at 7 p.m.

Cremation will follow visitation and his cremated remains will return to Illinois with his mother. There will be no funeral service.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.


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