States: Texas: Travis
Alvin C. Stramler went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at the age of 83, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Anne, daughter, Sandra, granddaughter, Michelle Collins, and one brother, Bill Stramler. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth on May 1, 2000. He loved his family and they will miss him dearly. After graduating from Austin High School, he joined the Air Force during World War II and served three years. Al trained in the printing trade and retired from Host Graphics in 1986. He took off a year to help with charity work at Frank's soup kitchen, and helped to raise his little granddaughter. He also attended every longhorn baseball game. He was an avid fan when Gus was the coach. Al started to work at Sam's Wholesale as the "handyman". He did repairs, painting and fixing up things. He retired after 9 years. He also loved to travel to Maine, Colorado, New Mexico, Branson, and Nashville was also a favorite. Al was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. The church of Faith, Hope and Love. He was also a deacon. He loved the Lord and witnessed at every opportunity. The family would like to thank Hospice-Austin, the doctors and staff of Austin Diagnostic Center, and his church family at Northwest Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Northwest Baptist Church or your favorite charity. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2007 in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden, followed by interment at Austin Memorial Park.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 12/18/2007
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