Mattie Elizabeth Strauss

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Mattie Elizabeth Strauss, 95, of Hermansville, Mich. passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at ManorCare of Kingsford, Mich. She was born August 1, 1922 in Mountain Park, OK to the late W.B.”William” and Carrie (Parsons) Boman. She attended school there and graduated from Snyder, OK High Scool in 1939. She Elizabeth worked as a telephone operator at Frederick, Ok and on August 19, 1944 she married Henry Strauss in Fredrick, OK. He preceded her in death on September 23, 2000. Elizabeth studied with news paper institued of America in New York, NY and later at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she got her degree in Ministry.

Elizabeth was a member of the Hermannsville United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and she loved to read and write poetry, she even had her own greeting card line called “Springs in the Desert”. Elizabeth also enjoyed crafting, activities at her church and working on church missions.

Elizabeth is survived by her two daughters Sue (Frank) Haluska and Janice (Earl) Mitchell; two sons Bruce (Theresa) Strauss and Mark (Jolene) Strauss all of Hermansville, Mich.; five grand children Brian, Tom, Craig, Sarah and Jeff and one great-grandchild Raeann.

She was preceded in death by all of her siblings and a grandson Ryan.

Visitation for Elizabeth will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson, Mich. beginning at 11:00am until time of Funeral Service at 12:00 noon.
Reverend Christine Bergquist will be presiding. Burial will be in the spring in the Stephenson Township Cemetery



  1. Kim Klarich  February 5, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. I visited Elizabeth a few times for the hospice program. Thinking of you, Kim.

  2. Laurie Riedy  February 1, 2018

    Our condolences on the loss of your Mother. I consider her as a friend and enjoyed her company when she visited the library. She was a kind and intelligent woman. With sympathy, Laurie (Hull) and Kim Riedy

  3. Eloise New  January 31, 2018

    I was real sorry Beth passed away we always enjoyed visiting with her. she was a real good person