Gary N. Stromer
Gary N. Stromer, 77, of Tripoli, Iowa passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab in Tripoli, Iowa.

He was born May 20, 1940 to Arnold and Florence (Biermann) Stromer in Waverly, Iowa. On April 4, 1970, Gary married Barbara Hammetter-Kasemeier at St. Paul’s in Sumner, Iowa. Gary attended school in Tripoli, Iowa and graduated in 1958. The couple farmed in Tripoli their entire life.

Gary served his community in many ways including St. John’s Crane Creek Church Council, Tripoli School Board, Tripoli Nursing and Rehab Board, Rural Fire Board, FSA Board, TAIA Board, Fremont Township Trustee, Wapsie Sportsman Club and also ran the chain at the Tripoli High School football games for close to 34 years. He was in the Tripoli Variety Show for 40 years. He had a love for telling jokes and entertaining people, pulling pranks on friends and family, and singing. He loved to spend time with his family any chance he got.

Gary is survived by his wife, Barb; son, Jeff (Tanya) Stromer, of Corpus Christi, TX; two daughters, Wendy (Dave) Mohlis, of Denver and Kris (Brent) Steege, of Denver; seven grandchildren, Kristal (Jeff) Guenther, Amanda (Andrew) Diercks, Sergey Seryogin, Mitchell Mohlis, Mallory Steege, Nick Mohlis, and Blake Steege and two great-grandchildren, Korie Guenther and Ayden Diercks. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Florence Stromer.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Crane Creek rural Tripoli, with Pastor Roger McKinstry officiating. Burial followed in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa. Visitation was on Wednesday, March 7 from 3 until 7 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, Iowa and also an hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Stromer family for a later desgination and online condolences may be left at

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, Iowa is assisting the Stromer family with arrangements.
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