Margy Strobeck, 78, Las Vegas, Nev. (formerly from Watford City and Stanley, N.D.), passed away peacefully at home with her three children by her side on Friday, July 24, 2015. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, August 3 at 2 p.m. at American Lutheran Church, Stanley, N.D. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Stanley.
Margy was born August 21, 1936 in Watford City, N.D. to Albert and Edna (Henderson) Botner. She attended country school near the farm where she grew up. She graduated from Watford City High School in 1954. Margy had fond memories of her high school friends, running around Watford City in her storm coat and white bucks, eating hamburgers at the bakery and having her uncle Hans cut her hair at the barber shop. All of her Botner aunts, uncles and her cousins lived nearby and she enjoyed all of them.
She attended UND, Grand Forks for one year and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Margy married Aldon Strobeck in May 1956. They lived in Stanley for the early part of their marriage and were blessed with three children: Karen, Steven and Kristine. Over the years, Marge was busy moving where Al’s career took them and raising their children. They lived in northern and southern California, Nebraska, and Las Vegas, Nev., where the children attended high school. They always returned to North Dakota for holidays and summers on the farm.
In 1972, Marge and Al purchased Margy’s step father’s (Bud Perry) ranch outside of New Town and she became actively involved in managing that ranch long distance and in the summers. Later, Marge spent 10 years helping Kris run the Strobeck family farm near Stanley. Marge was a country girl at heart and loved the wide open spaces of North Dakota.
Margy’s greatest love in life was family: her children, her grandchildren, and her friends. She wanted nothing more than to give her time and love to others. Just visiting and drinking coffee with friends, sharing family holidays and making lefse with her grandsons and attending their events. She would always go anywhere with her family, from travel to Norway (proud to be Norwegian) with her daughters and just going on errands with Steve.
Margy is survived by her children: Karen Lindseth (Leif), Aurora, Ore.; Steve Strobeck (Linda), Las Vegas, Nev. and Kris Strobeck, Las Vegas, Nev. Margy is also survived by her three grandsons: Reed and Logan Strobeck of Las Vegas and Soren Lindseth of Aurora, Ore.
Margy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Sonny and her sister, Jean.
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