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Carl Strohecker

February 25, 1936 — August 2, 2022

Carl Elmer Strohecker went to live with his Savior in the early morning of August 2, 2022. He was born on February 25, 1936 in Halifax, PA to Elmer and Dorothy Strohecker. He was the second of four children, he has an older sister and a younger brother and sister.
He was a proud veteran having served in the Air Force from 1954 through 1958. During this time, he met and married the love of his life, Elgin Hatch, while stationed in Albuquerque, NM at Kirtland Air Force Base. They were married on November 16, 1957 and were blessed with three children, Monica, Melannie and Kip.
In 1969 they established their home in Bayfield where he lived out his life as a husband, father, and entrepreneur. Carl started his business Strohecker Excavation in 1970. Later the business became Strohecker Asphalt & Paving and moved to Pagosa Springs where his son Kip has taken over operations. It truly became a family business as in addition to Kip, many of his family have worked or are working for the company as well.
His loves have always been God, family, and country. He was affectionately known as "happy Pappy" to his grandkids and great grandkids. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was sealed to his wife, Elgin, on July 15, 1970 in the Mesa, AZ temple.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Dorothy Strohecker, his brother, Larry Strohecker, his sister, Darlene Lahr and three grandchildren, Stryker, Slate and Taleena.
He is survived by his honey, Elgin Strohecker, daughter Monica (Carlyle) Christensen of Bayfield, daughter Melannie (Monty) Cundiff of Bayfield, son Kip (Kathy) Strohecker of Pagosa Springs, twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and sister Romaine Grosser of Halifax, PA.
There will be a viewing at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1690 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO on Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 1 pm. Celebration of life will follow at 2 pm. Graveside service will be at the Pine River Cemetery, Bayfield, immediately following.
The family would like to thank the Mercy Hospice staff, especially his nurse, Teri, for the loving care he received and in lieu of flowers would like donations made to Mercy Hospice. Also, a thank you to the staff at Hood Mortuary.






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