Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 11, 2013

Mardell J. Strycker

Dec. 27, 1932-May 10, 2013

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — Mardell J. Strycker, 80, formerly of Wakarusa, Ind., died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at her daughter’s residence in South Elgin, where she has resided the past 12 years. She had lived in Wakarusa for more than 40 years.

She was born Dec. 27, 1932 in Wyatt, Ind., to Wilbert and Pearl (Pehlke) Anthony. Mardell was a graduate of Madison Township High School.

She married Bill Strycker Nov. 18, 1961, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodland. He preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1986.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Chris) Amrhein, South Elgin; a son, Steve (Jaynee) Strycker, Fishers, Ind.; grandchildren, A.J. Strycker, Jake and Jeremy Amhrein; sister, Darlene Stiver, Elkhart, Ind.; brother, Donald Anthony, South Bend, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call two hours prior to the 4 p.m. funeral service Tuesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The Rev. Neil Wonnacott will officiate.

Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Woodland, or Special Olympics of Hamilton County, Ind.

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