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Today, the monks of Conception Abbey celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial for our confrere, Br. George.

Brother George Strohmeyer, O.S.B., monk of Conception Abbey, died Monday, 25 August 2014. He was 92 years old and had been a monk for 36 years.

He was born on 20 June 1922 near Benoit, Wisconsin, to Engelbert and Frances (Boehm) Strohmeyer. After military service and work in constructon, he entered Corpus Christi Abbey on 15 January 1978 at the age of 55. He was responsibility for the management and upkeep of the physical plant at Corpus Christi Abbey, also serving as tailor and bookkeeper for the community.

At the closing of Corpus Christi Abbey Brother George transferred his monastic vows to Conception Abbey on 18 April 2002. He resided in our Stephen’s Health Care Center, where his later years were spent in rosary making and in praying for the Church and the world.

Brother George was preceded in death by his brothers Leonard Strohmeyer and Lawrence Strohmeyer; sisters Cecilia Pezderic, Lucille Urinko, (both of Ashland WI), Agnes Watson (South St. Paul, MN), Ann Hause (Bruce, WI), and an infant sister Frances. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Clara Racine of New London WI, Mrs Deloris Suminski of Ashland WI, and Miss Alice Strohmeyer of Washburn WI; by numerous nieces and nephews; and by his monastic confreres.