Allen Lyle Stremick

allen stremick

August 7, 1935 ~ January 16, 2023

Born in: Langdon, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

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Allen L. Stremick, 87, Fargo passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo.

Allen was born August 7, 1935 in Langdon, North Dakota to Charles and Rose (Schneider) Stremick. He attended country school near Langdon, North Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1955. He was stationed in Stansted Army Air Force Base, England, where he was part of the 803 Engineer Aviation Battalion where he helped extend the main runway for the Air Base.

He met Mary Stanley while stationed overseas. They were married on February 11, 1956. They moved to Langdon, North Dakota before making their home in Fargo since 1963.

Allen attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton and went on to work as a welder for Fargo Foundry. He went on to join the IUOE Local 49 as a heavy equipment operator. He worked for Northern Improvement, Industrial Builders and Kost Brothers before retiring in 1998.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his garden. He could be seen riding his golf cart and scooter at both the lakes and in town. He loved the annual boat parades at the lake where he was always the “Captain.” He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his great grand-daughter as they were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary, Fargo; children, Steve (fiancé Tracy Kahler) Stremick, Moorhead, MN, Cheri (Bill) Quam, Fargo, ND, Rick Stremick, Fargo, ND, Karen Stremick, Minneapolis, MN, Connie (Curt) Taralson, Fargo, ND, Cindy (Andy) Knoll, Fargo, ND; 11 grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Breanna Taralson, Cole Schilling, Christina (Ethan) Brendemuhl, McKenna (Andrew) Johannson, Taylor (fiancé Kyle) Anderson, Alex Quam, Lexi Taralson, Lindsey Anderson, Dylan Taralson, Oksanna Stremick; great-granddaughter, Nora Brendemuhl; sisters, LaVonna Meyer, Bloomington, MN, Rosemary (Curt) Sando, Langdon, ND, Ardell Peterson, West Fargo, ND and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Don Stremick, Les Stremick, Dale Stremick, Bob Stremick and sister, Doris Olson.

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.

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Funeral Service - Tuesday: January 24, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Tuesday: January 24, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103



Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo
7000 38th St SW
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

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  1. I want to offer my sincere sympathy to Mary and all of the family. Allen was a good friend for many years. I remember the good times Lina and I had with him and Mary some winters inTexas.

  2. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Stremick family. Al was a really great man and knew how to enjoy life. We go way back to the Northern Improvement days. God rest his soul, I’m sure he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends.

  3. Al was a real genuine character. I remember meeting all the Stremick kiddos when we went to Carl Ben in south Fargo, tons of memories at the Stremick home. Mary I’m sending you a big hug & to all the Stremick family Steve, Cheri, Karen, Rick, Connie & Cindy may Big Al Rest in Peace. Love Tammy Iverson/Hansen
    Somers, Mt

  4. Mary, family and Ardell – You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of transition. Many pleasant memories of visiting with the family; always take a walk down memory lane when driving past the yellow. house.

  5. I will always remember the graduations parties in the garage. May you find peace knowing that Allen is in a better place. He will be guiding us through all of good and bad times ahead as his angle will follow us.

    We are holding your family in our hearts and lifting you in prayers.

    John and Karen Roscoe

  6. Our deepest condolences go out to Mary and the entire Stremick family. He will be greatly
    missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all
    of you.
    Jim Zeis & Family

  7. Mary and the entire Stremick family, Daryl and I are deeply saddened by the death of “Big Al”. we have so many wonderful memories of the times at Little Pine
    Lake, the visits from Al in his golf cart and all the wonderful Bon fires. We loved Al, and your entire family and will pray for Gods peace and comfort. We will never forget Al, he will be missed by many.

  8. My deepest sympathies go out to Mary, and all of family. Allen was definitely a one of a kind man, he was always so happy and friendly when I would see him, even though he had a heck of a time remembering my name..always called me Kim lol. He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. RIP Allen.
    Linda Hamann Raedel

  9. Sorry to hear about Al – I can remember him building our conveyors for our gravel pits! He was a nice guy and a great welder! My prayers go out to the family. The Stemicks are in my thoughts. So sad to lose someone we love.

  10. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. We will miss seeing him riding his scooter around the neighborhood and chatting with him when he would stop to visit. He was a very nice man. Our condolences to Mary and family.
    Cynthia and Harris Olson

  11. Leonard and I have known Allen and Mary for many years. Allen had a heart of gold, and would help with any project and give his advise. We are so sorry to your family Mary. “May the Angels Welcome him to Paradise”

  12. So sorry to hear about Al’s passing, I’m sure going to miss this great man stopping by and visiting me in my garage several times a week. He always had something new to show me that he added to his scooter such as his large mirror and his makeshift beverage holder.

  13. To the Stremick,
    Dan and I are sending our heartfelt prayers to each of you during this time of your loss. We loved hearing the Grandpa Al stories Oksanna shared with us over the years She loved her grandpa!❤️‍🩹
    Love, Dan and Cyndy Bennis

  14. Our sympathies go out to Mary, Steve, Cheri, Rick, Karen, Connie and Cindy. Al was a character, a man who would help a neighbor in need. I have so many memories I don’t even know where to start. The corner of 17th st and 11 ave was one crazy fun corner!!! I can see Al and dad having a few beers and playing a game of pool up in heaven!!! Rest In Peace our dear friend!!!!!
    Love, Curt and Roxann (Erickson) Larson

  15. So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy to you, Cindy and all of your family. Hugs and prayers.
    Dan and Denise

  16. Craig and I are so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there on Tuesday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  17. All our thoughts and prayers to all the Stremick family, many great memories growing up in the neighborhood. Al will be missed by all, Love to all of you! Mick and Vicky and all the Thomas family.

  18. So sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. He is with our LORD and SAVIOR. We don’t know when our time will come but know that one day we will be together again as HE has promised. Deepest Sympathys. Jay and Jackie

  19. Mary, I am so sorry to see/hear of the passing of Al. What a gentle soul. It was so fun to get to know you both and hear the stories of Al working with my Dad, Ronald. I will miss helping out at Valet.

    My condolences. Andrea also sends her condolences as well.

    Teresa Somers

  20. Sorry to hear about AL, I thought of the two of you many many times. After you left Little Pine it was not as much fun anymore. No body could make a bonfire like Al!!! Would love to get together, just call. I only have Al’s email otherwise I would call!

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