Tena Strenge

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Sanborn Funeral Home
401 Main St.
Sanborn, Iowa, United States
Family will be present at this time.

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Monday, June 12, 2023
American Lutheran Church
352 Center Street
Melvin, Iowa, United States

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Monday, June 12, 2023
Baker Township Cemetery
6258 240th St
Melvin, Iowa, United States

Obituary of Tena Lena Strenge

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    Tena Lena (Harders) Strenge, was born to Herman and Lena (Rademacher) on October 22, 1927, at Ashton, IA. She and her 7 siblings grew up in the Ashton and Melvin area.


    Tena was united in marriage to Verlyn Strenge on Feb. 20, 1946. To this union 8 children were born. She lived her entire married life on the farm west of Melvin. Tena died at her home on June 7, 2023. Tena was a member of the American Lutheran Church. She enjoyed tending her large garden and spending time with her grandchildren. She was always baking and cooking, ready to serve her family or anyone who visited. Being a farm wife and mother of one son and seven daughters fulfilled her life. Verlyn and her enjoyed spending summer weekends at their Lake cabin.


    She is survived by her children, Leila (Art) Eulberg of Dell Rapids, SD, Marie (Dan) McDonald of Sanborn, Evonne (George) Schneider of Sheldon, Glenda Kreykes (fiancé Dave Kruger) of Sheldon, Twyla (Dennis) Holtz of Melvin, Kevin of Melvin, Verinda (Brent) Hill of Sioux Falls, SD; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson and other relatives and friends.


    She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlyn, her daughter, Darla, grandson Jamie Strauss, granddaughter Rachel Duis, son-in-law George Schneider, her parents, and 7 siblings.

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