Maryln Strohman

Maryln Strohman, 89 of Johnston, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Edencrest at Green Meadows in Johnston.

Maryln was born August 17, 1934, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Norbert and Ferne (Courtney) Kurtz. She graduated from Ottumwa Heights High School and continued her education at the Ottumwa Academy and Iowa Wesleyan College, earning her bachelor’s degree in education. She began her elementary education teaching career in Keota, in 1954. On August 11, 1956, Maryln was united in marriage to Richard J. Strohman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in East Pleasant Plain. Maryln continued teaching in the English Valleys, Mount Union and Mount Pleasant school districts until her retirement in 1996. Following her retirement, she kept herself busy working at the Mount Pleasant Library until 2014. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Maryln was a breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with friends and family. Additionally, Maryln loved to research her and her husband’s family genealogy.

Maryln is survived by three children Terry (Christy) Strohman of Des Moines, Mary Angela Seeley of Marion, Kathy (Ed) Minnick of Olathe, KS; nine grandchildren Richard, John, Adam, Lauren, Matthew (Jordyn), Michael (Alanna), Eddie, Ellen (Josh), Emma; great grandson Jack; two siblings Ruth Ann Kehl of Dubuque, Kenneth Kurtz of Pleasant Plain and a sister-in-law Helen Kurtz of Galena IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; brother Alan Kurtz; sisters-in-law Carol Kurtz, Theresa Adam, Virginia Strohman, Betty Sobaski; brothers-in-law Robert Kehl, Eugene Strohman, Bernard Sobaski, and Omer Adam.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. Burial will be in the Saint Alphonsus Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory where a rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. and the family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Mount Pleasant Community School District Foundation for use in elementary school libraries.