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John "Jack" Strese, 81

John "Jack" Strese, lifelong resident of Somerset, Wis., age 81, passed away Sunday, March 1, in Stillwater, Minn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Violet, as well as sons Steven and Allan.

Jack is survived by his wife Evelyn; son John E. (Sue) of Houlton, Wis.; daughter Deanna Streng (Jonathan) of Springboro, Ohio; granddaughters Allyson and Natalie Strese; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Jack farmed in Somerset and was an operating engineer with Union 49B. He enjoyed repairing and restoring his farm tractors, riding his ATV, hunting and the outdoors in general.

Visitation is Sunday, March 8, from 4-8 p.m. at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater, 651-439-5511. Funeral services will be Monday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Germain St., Somerset, with Reverend Carol Peterson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, County Road V and Highway 64, Somerset.