Elfrieda Strickert

Monday, December 11, 2006

Elfrieda Strickert, 81, of Jackson died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born April 17, 1925, in Worland, Wyo., daughter of Rev. Hugo and Edna Neimeier Hoyer. She and Arnold Strickert were married May 7, 1947, in Fairmont, Okla.

Strickert moved from Worland, Wyo., to Gordonville in 1928. She was a 1942 graduate of Jackson High School. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson since 1947, and a member and past president of the Concordia Guild since 1947. She was a volunteer at the Lutheran Home and the Lutheran World Relief, and over the years made thousands of quilts for the organization. She was also a Cub Scout den mother for several years in Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold Strickert, of Jackson; three sons, Jim Strickert of Jackson, Joe Strickert of Collinsville, Ill., and John Strickert of Jackson; two daughters, Judy Montoya of Falls Church, Va., and Jill Goddard of Fayetteville, Ark.; two brothers, Robert Hoyer and Elmer Hoyer, both of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Gloria Schueler of Wichita, Kan., and Marian Kremeier of Lucien, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. David Johnson officating. Burial will be at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.