James W. “Jim” Strook, age 80, of Eagle River, Wis., former­ly from May­ville, Wis., passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis.

Jim was born the son of Merlin Sr. and Viola (née Baerenwald)) Strook on Feb. 10, 1939, in Mayville.

Jim was a 1957 graduate of Mayville High School.

He was united in marriage to Rosemary Strehmel on June 20, 1959, at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun, Wis.

Jim worked at Maysteel, Mayville Metal and retired from Mayville Engineering.

He was a past member of the Mayville Fire Department, Horicon Marsh Bowmen and the Mayville Gun Club. He was an active member in Ducks Unlimited.

He enjoyed trapshooting with his wife and family for many years. He was a Class A Registered Trap Shooter. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

After retirement he and Rosie relocated to their lake property in Eagle River,  where they appreciated the beauty and bounty of the North Woods. Jim enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Over the years, his dogs were a big part of his life including Brownie, Schnappsie, Bud and Ted.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosie, of Eagle River; his sons, Scott (Cheri) Strook of Fond du Lac and Todd (Lisa) Strook of Mayville; and his daughter, Brenda (Ronnie) Panzer of West Bend, Wis.; his five grandchildren, Jason (Brie) Strook, Tyler (Gabby) Strook, Miranda (Dustin) Beck, Aleana (Ryan) Rodig and Cody (Sara) Strook; 11 great-grandchildren, Zoe and Sully Strook, Warren Strook, Collin, Logan and Delaney Beck; Brody, Audrey and Elowen Rodig; and Nicholas and Sophia Strook.

He is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Strook, Yvonne (Jim Payne) Larson and Charmaine (Tom) Loomans; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Merlin Strook Jr.; and nephew, Michael Strook.

A visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. A funeral service followed with the Rev. Peter Kufahl officiating. Private family interment was at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac.

Special thanks to the staff of Rennes Health and Rehabilitation in Rhinelander and Hospice for all of their loving care and support.

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

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