Joseph Alan Strobel 1940 - 2011 Richmond, Texas

Paid family tribute

Joseph Alan Strobel, “Joe” died in Richmond Texas on June 14, 2011 under Altus Harbor Hospice Care at the age of 71. Joe was born on March 09, 1940 in Great Bend, Kansas. He married Dot Shaner on June 03, 1961 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Great Bend, Kansas.
In 1971 Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas. Joe’s career started in Lawrence Kansas and then his career led him to Texas, Maryland and Saudi Arabia. His last job before his stroke was with FEMA, he truly loved his job. He belonged to American Society of Civil Engineering both in San Antonia and Austin chapters. He retired in the hill country of Texas and was involved with Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and Wimberley Valley Habitat of Humanity.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dot Strobel; daughter Shelle Hinkle and her husband Terry of Lewistown Missouri; son John Strobel his wife Lori of Wimberley Texas; son Steven Strobel and his wife Kristen of Georgetown Texas; granddaughters: Megan, Amanda, Casey, Lauren, Morgan and Courtney; grandsons: Ryan, Tyler and Cody; sister Rita Romine of Great Bend Kansas and her family; sister in-law Karen Hilgers of Richmond Texas and her family; brother in-law Dale D Shaner and his wife Karen of Great Bend Kansas; numerous relatives and a host of friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Lillie Strobel; brother Richard; brother in-law Karl Hilgers; his in-laws Dale and Ethel Shaner; nephews Curtis, Keith and Kyle.
A rosary will be recited at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Wimberley Texas on Friday June 17 at 7:00 p.m. following with a Memorial Mass on Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Altus Harbor Hospice 11233 Shadowcreek Parkway Pearland Texas 77583 or University of Kansas endowment PO Box 928 Lawrence Kansas 66044.
Joe was truly loved and will be missed by all.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.