Nelson C. Strecker


Nelson C. Strecker


Nels Strecker
Nels Strecker

Nelson C. Strecker was born on Sept. 1, 1938, the son of Sollie Strecker and Millie Ostermiller Strecker. He grew up in the Billings area with one sister, Shirley E. Fisher. After returning from Navy service, he got lucky and met the love of his life, Ann. C. Roller, and, together, they had three great daughters.

Nelson passed away on Oct. 31, 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann; daughters Karen (Chuck) Henderson, Terri (Dave) Christianson, Julie Sullivan and Mike Sullivan; granddaughters Michelle (Bram), Erin (Jim) and Hailey; grandsons Ryan (Amanda), Adam and Logan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He also has a special great-grandson, Camden. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shirley.

Woodworking was a passion for Nels and he spent his life as a cabinet maker and carpenter, sometimes working for free. Dad will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his tender heart and will be dearly missed.

Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2055 Woody Drive.

Memorials can be made for care packages for our troops overseas ( or to a charity of your choice.

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4 thoughts on “Nelson C. Strecker”

  1. Kelly & Sam Handley

    Dear Ann and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Nelson passing. We will miss seeing him every Sunday morning at Hardees, but we are probably one of many who are sorry he is gone. He was a very good, sweet, kind and gentle man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Dear Ann, Julie, Karen, Terri, and all of the beautiful Strecker grandchildren,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Nelson, especially loved his fighting spirit through the past years of incredible health challenges. I wish we could bottle that! If any of you get even half his spunk you are blessed. He was so kind and loving to the girls and I over the past 10 years and always made me feel like part of your family. I have appreciated knowing him and am keeping you all in my prayers. Enjoy this gathering of friends and family in celebration of one terrific guy. Much love to all of you.
    Jean Braden

  3. Dear Strecker family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Nelson. While I haven’t seen him in many years, I have fond memories of him when we were neighbors. I can’t count how many times I cut across your backyard, and now I wonder if that might have annoyed him. But he was always so kind and gracious toward me. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Peggy (Johnson) Canan

  4. Dear Ann, It hurts my heart to see just a great man go. I am so sorry for your loss, you are both near and dear to my heart and he will never be forgotten. I will miss seeing you both! Prayers with you and your family. Rachael Wertz RN

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