Laurie A. Strey, age 53, of Loyal, passed away at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Loyal United Methodist Church in Loyal with Rev. Patsy Roe presiding. Visitation was at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Laurie Ann Ingersoll was born on Feb. 28, 1963, in Marshfield, to Harold and Kathryn (Klimeck) Ingersoll. She was raised and received her education in the Abbotsford area until her family moved to Stetsonville in 1980 and graduated from Medford High School in 1981. After high school, she worked as a waitress in Marshfield.
She was united in marriage on Jan. 14, 1984, to Charles R. Strey in Las Vegas, Nev. They moved to Barstow, Calif., where her husband was stationed at Ft. Irwin in the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the service in 1985, they moved to Loyal and she resumed working as a waitress until becoming an employee at Weather Shield Mfg. in Greenwood. After health conditions forced her to leave Weather Shield, Laurie continued to work in the Loyal/Greenwood area waitressing, cooking and bartending. Currently she was working at the Kickin’ Kow Kafe in Greenwood and at the House of Spirits in Loyal.
She had the type of laugh that was infectious and a loving sense of humor. She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends. She was an avid swimmer in her youth and enjoyed fishing till sunset. She took pleasure in playing cards and volleyball. She was an especially enthusiastic and passionate Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Chuck, of Loyal; her children, Travis (Elaine) Strey of Eagan, Minn., Stacy Strey of Loyal, Christopher Strey of Marshfield, Kyle Strey of Loyal; five grandchildren, Kathryn Boardman, Sylas Strey, Asher White-Bergey, Grayson Strey, Chael Strey; her mother, Kathryn Ingersoll of Abbotsford, her father, Harold Ingersoll of Owen; one sister, Karen (Wayne) Tischendorf of Ogema; four brothers, Ronald Ingersoll of Abbotsford, Daniel Ingersoll of Medford, Bradley (Kathy) Ingersoll of Stanley and Brian (Samantha) Ingersoll of Medford; one sister-in-law, Sandra Ingersoll of Dorchester; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Ingersoll.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.