Virginia Strasburg, 83, of Rockham, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Avera St.
Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Her funeral was held Saturday, March 6 at Rockham United Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Carl Hedman officiating. Burial of her cremains will be in the Rockham Cemetery.
Virginia Eaton was born September 9, 1920, in Hand County to Orville and Josephine
(Mueller) Eaton. When she was four, she moved with her family to a farm near Orient.
She graduated from Orient High School in 1937, and attended business college in
In 1939, she married Robert Greiner, with whom she had three children.
She and the children moved back to the Orient area in 1943, where she taught country
school in the Faulkton area.
In 1946, she married Marlin Strasburg. They lived on a farm near Miranda.
She was a member of Harmony Extension, American Legion Auxiliary at Orient, and the
John J. Tomson Unit 57 at Rockham for more than 60 years, holding various offices for
many years. She also belonged to Miranda United Methodist Women.
She is survived by four sons, M. Charles (Lois) Strasburg of Horseshoe Bay, Texas,
William Strasburg of Rapid City, James (Sue) Strasburg of Yankton, and Thomas
(Geralyn) Strasburg of Rockham; two daughters, Judi Childress of Knoxville, Tennesse, and Mary Jo (Russell) Curtiss of Burley, Idaho; 17 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Otho (Delores) Eaton of Orient, Ted (Wanda) Eaton
of Sun City, Arizona, and Dick (Evie) Eaton of Lewiston, Idaho; three sisters, Maxine (Lloyd) Oleson of Mitchell, Mary K. (Richard) Kelly of Florida, and Janet Eaton of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Edwin and Alfred;
two brothers, Kevin and Gordon; and one sister.
Virginia Eaton Strasburg
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