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Roy Strassberg

November 26, 1946 - May 03, 2014


12-1:00 P.M. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

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Memorial Service:  1:00 P.M. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Roy Strassberg

November 26, 1946 - May 03, 2014


Roy A. Strassberg, 66, Moorhead, MN passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.  He was born November 26, 1947 in Minneapolis, MN to Fred and Petra (Thunshelle) Strassberg.  He grew up in Shelly, MN and graduated from Halstad High School in 1965.  Following graduation, he attended Moorhead State University and Interstate Business College. 

On June 20, 1970 Roy was united in marriage to Marvyl Halvorson in Hillsboro, ND.  The couple made their home and raised their twin daughters in Fargo.

Roy proudly worked for 40 years at Steiger/Case-IH/CNH retiring as a quality engineer.  He very much enjoyed his work and his coworkers.

Roy was blessed to be a member of AA for 33 years. 

Roy had many hobbies, including playing his guitars, riding his motorcycles and in retirement, speeding around in his beloved Corvette. Roy cherished the time he spent with his family and friends, whether it be travelling, watching movies, or just sitting around telling stories.  He adored his granddaughter, Diana, who will always be Papa’s Number 1. 

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marvyl; daughters, Mindy (Jarod) Bloom, Acton, MA; and Angie (fiancé, Brent Casavant) Strassberg, St. Paul, MN; granddaughter, Diana Strassberg Bloom; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald and Roland.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Hospice of the Red River Valley, and to friends and family for their loving support.


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  1. Marvyl Strassberg says:

    I want to thank everyone who wrote in Roy’s guestbook. It is so comforting to hear from you.
    Thanks, Marvyl

  2. Audrey Christinson says:

    Cavalier ND
    Marvyl and family
    Our very deepest sympathy to you all. We are thinking of you’s.
    Thoughts and prayers
    Frank and Audrey

  3. Lisa Rygg says:

    Fargo ND
    Marvyl – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband! I have thought about you many times over the years – wondering how you and your family are doing. I hope that you can find comfort in the many wonderful memories that you have. Take care!
    Lisa Rygg

  4. Dudley Wells says:

    Twin Valley MN
    Marvyl, my deepest sympathies. Will never forget the big smile and laugh. What an enormous pleasure it was to work with Roy for so many years at Steiger.

  5. Tim and Renee Sletmoe says:

    Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are thinking of you.

  6. Margaret & Hal Gore says:

    Carmichael, CA To Roy’s family:
    We are so sorry & sad to hear of Roy’s passing, as did not realize he was that ill. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. I did phone another cousin of Roy’s in WI this a.m.
    Dorthy (Nehls) Guse. She was so sad & shocked to hear about Roy’s death too. She still is in that same hospital in Beaver Dam WI wishing to go home everyday.. But? Her phone # there is 920-885-5539 . I know she would love to hear from you, Angie..if possible…
    Her brother ( another cousin of Roys) meaning Louie Nehls is also in that hospital with a broken back. Sorry to say. But know they are both thinking of you too. I phone Dorothy daily if possible. We all shall be thinking of you all.. Our Love,Margaret & Hal Gore.

  7. Cheryl Pfeifer Hager says:

    Marvyl, I was so sorry to am read of Roy’s passing. I have not seen him for a long time, but I remember his smile and how nice he was. It has been a long
    time since our Blue Cross days but I
    think of you often. Take care

  8. Ron & Roxanne Samuelson says:

    Mesa, AZ
    So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Nader & Beate says:

    GermanyOur prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. Duane Smith says:

    Harwood ND
    Our sympathy to Roy’s family . He was a good co-worker and a very nice person.

  11. Louis and Rae Rieke says:

    Erie ND
    Marvel, We were so sorry to hear about Roy’s passing, you are in our prayers.

  12. joanne wilson says:

    moorhead mnI was sorry to read of Roy’s death. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your BCBS co-worker.
    Joanne Wilson

  13. Derek Holmquist says:

    Minneapolis MN
    I have many great memories of Roy as a kid tagging along with him and my dad to Bison football games. The two of them loved to sit up in those old south side bleachers and go bananas over their favorite team. My favorite Roy memory was a homecoming game ‘SU played against Mankato back in the 80’s. My pops couldn’t make it and Roy was gracious enough to come get me and take me with. I must have been 8 or 9. We went absolutely bonkers all game long. We lost on a missed controversial field goal and of course we went nuts because the refs clearly, in our minds, made the wrong call. We drowned our sorrows over cokes and burgers. He had a larger than life bellow and laugh. His personality was larger. I’ll always remember that about it. My condolences to the Strassberg family. One day we’ll see him on the flip side.

  14. Brian Wood says:

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Roy was a great person and will be missed.

  15. Donald T Thomson says:

    stone lake wiSo sorry to hear about Roy. With hiis passing. So ends the legacy of the strassberg boys.

  16. Tom & Becky Haarstad says:

    Racine WIMy heart goes out to Marvyl, Mindy, Angie, and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers! I treasured the years Roy and I had worked together and the lasting friendship built over the years. Roy had a wonderful outlook on life, a great sense of humor, and you could always count on him. He will be greatly missed!

  17. Shane Erickson says:

    Marvyl and girls our deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Shane Jen Drew Ashtyn Erickson

  18. Duane & Leah Anderson says:

    West Fargo ND

    We will miss all of your wonderful stories and your incredible smile and laugh.
    We are so glad that we got to share time with you and your wonderful family before your passing.

  19. Albert Cayasso says:

    Fargo ND
    Please accept my sincere Condolences!Roy was a good friend and co-worker!I had the privilege of going out East on a company field trip many yrs ago and the memories of that trip and the time I spent as a co-worker and one yr. of playing softball together will last me a lifetime!!May he rest in peace with the Lord!!

  20. DON & PEGGY DOEDEN says:

    moorhead minnsorry marvel I heard roy was sick but u were in ariz prayers for u and family

  21. Terry & Shereen Thunshelle says:

    Bismarck ND
    We were so sad to hear of Roy’s passing. Our hearts feel deeply with you in your deep sorrow in the passing of your dearly-loved husband and father.

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