Archive for Friday, April 27, 1990


April 27, 1990


Memorial services for Raber Paul Stringham, 91, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. R. Dean Dixon officiating. Cremation is planned, with inurnment in Pioneer Cemetery.

Mr. Stringham died Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was an electrical engineer. He moved in 1930 to Lawrence, where he was an instructor in electrical engineering at Kansas University for many years. Mr. Stringham also worked for several years for radio station WREN and set up the FM equipment for radio station KANU in Lawrence. He was a broadcast engineer for 17 years at KANU before he retired in 1968.

He was an Army veteran of World War I.

He was born Aug. 15, 1898, in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated in 1918 from North High School in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines University in 1924.

Mr. Stringham was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence for almost 60 years. He also was a member of Local 1259 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was licensed as a radio telephone operator by the Federal Communications Commission.

He was married to Ruth Boyce in 1926 in Madison County, Iowa. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Helen Fridblom, Kansas City, Kan., and Dorothy Ferguson, Windsor, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will meet with friends at the church after the services.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the church or the Rumsey Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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