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Ned H. Strickler and Gail A. Strickler

Ned H. Strickler

Dec. 31, 1947 - Sept. 15, 2008

Gail A. Strickler

Jan. 17, 1940 - Sept. 15, 2008

LOUISBURG -- Ned Strickler, 60, and Gail Strickler, 68, of Louisburg, died Monday. Ned died in an automobile accident, and Gail died later at the St. Cloud Hospital as a result of the accident.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Louisburg Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Ned Harding Strickler Jr. was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Newport News, Va., to Ned Sr. and Bernice L. (Lawrence) Strickler. He attended Ferguson High School and graduated from Hargrave Military Academy. He worked for several years as a plumber at the shipyards in Biloxi, Miss., before he was disabled.

He married Gail A. Richard in January 1995.

He had a ham radio operator license. He was a member of Louisburg Lutheran Church and the Dawson ham radio club.

He is survived by four stepchildren (see below); seven stepgrandchildren; and his brother: Ken (and Deb) Strickler of Glenn Allen, Va.

Gail Alma Strickler was born Jan. 17, 1940, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Elmer H. and Mabel (Dauerenheim) Richard. She graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn.

She married Ned Strickler Jr. in January 1995 in Newport News, Va. Throughout her life she had worked as a secretary for different companies, as a certified nursing assistant, and also as a home health aide.

She was a member of the knitting group at Village Crafts in Ortonville and of Louisburg Lutheran Church.

She is survived by four children: Andrew (and Katherine) Bates of Mascoutah, Ill., Deborrah (and Aaron) Larson of Ortonville, Melissa (and Steve) Paxton of Chesapeake, Va., and Joe Pachokas (and fiancée Catherine Larson) of Louisburg; seven grandchildren; and sister: Claire Everhart of Westport, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her son: Timothy Martin Bates; and one brother.