Doraine Mae Strandberg, formerly of Antigo, currently of Waunakee, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was 97 years old. Born on May 4, 1923 in Antigo, the eldest daughter of Leonard and Edditha Tibbetts. She was raised in Antigo and graduated from Antigo High School in 1941. She regularly attended class reunions until recently.
Doraine married Robert Strandberg on August 14, 1943 at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. They lived a short time in De Pere before Bob shipped out to New Guinea in World War II. They moved back to Antigo to support the family business, Strandberg Electric and Heating Company, and raise their children.
A graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1941 and the Antigo Normal School, Doraine taught at NeffSwitch Country School. After their family was raised, she returned to work at West Elementary School as a paraprofessional for 18 years. They continued to live in Antigo until Bob's death in 1994. Doraine then moved to a retirement community in Waunakee, to be closer to her family and made many lasting friends.
Doraine was the proud and loving mother to David (Judie) Strandberg, Superior; Pam (Rick) Payne, DeForest; and Linda (Keith) Waier, Verona. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. Grandchildren include Jason (Cathy) and Jeremy (Dana) Strandberg; Brian and Christopher (Ashley) Payne, Kelsey and Kara Waier; great-grandchildren Ally and Carter Strandberg and Violet Mae Payne. She is also survived by her brothers Marlyn, Franklin; and Michael, Antigo.
Doraine was a member of St John's Catholic Church, Antigo as well as St. Mary of the Lake Church, Waunakee.
She was an avid bridge card player in Antigo and Waunakee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister Norma Jean.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday June 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Zach Weber officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday at the church in Hoffmann Hall from 11 a.m. until the time of services.
Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangement. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
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Pam, my sympathy o the death of your mother. Know that you are in my prayers.
Renee Wendt Forrest
Linda, Pam and Dave, So sorry to hear about your mom. What happy memories we have of our neighborhood and all the fun we had. Was always so nice that you would bring your mom to visit ours when you were in town. Hugs to all of you. Barb (Hunter) Miller
You were so lucky to have your Mom in your life so long! She was a lovely lady. Our family has fond memories of her across the street on Martin Ave, in Antigo. Doug & June Tomany
Sympathy to Doraine’s Family. I worked with your mom at West and enjoyed seeing her everyday. Prayers for all of you. God Bless!!
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Dave. She was a wonderful lady and a great friend of my parents. So many times I would come home from school and your mother and mine were having coffee together. Sending prayers for your comfort.
Donna (Schleis) Evans
Such a wonderful lady. I know where Linda gets her beauty! Sending hugs prayers and comfort to all of you. God Bless
Sorry to learn about the death of Doraine. She was the office secretary when I was working at West Elementary. You know with that job she touched many lives within that building. She was always a kind and gentle lady. I'm glad that she was able to move closer to family and become part of a retirement community. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Jeanne Peters.
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