THREE OAKS — Sylvia Strauss, age 78, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Monday, January 21, 2019, in the comfort of her home in the presence of her family.
Sylvia was born November 21, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to Walter and Naomi (Gritton) Gloede. She married Richard Strauss on December 7, 1968 in Three Oaks. Sadly Dick died March 24, 2017, after nearly 50 years of marriage.
Known for her loving heart and caring spirit, Sylvia’s family always came first. Once grandchildren came into her life, she found her passion and meaning. She was always eager to help her children and their families. An amazing mother and grandmother, she never knew how loved and appreciated she truly was. Her second love, after her family, was for animals. Sylvia had a special place in her heart for animals in need. Her kids were constantly bringing home baby animals and she was always happy to care for them and the birds that frequented her feeders.
Sylvia thoroughly enjoyed visiting garage sales, shopping, and crocheting. She was proud to be a volunteer at the thrift shop in town. Sylvia was an avid reader and was especially fond of Stephen King. A lover of music, she was known to always have a radio on and enjoyed seeing live music with her husband and friends.
Sylvia will be greatly missed by family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her children Tony (Teresa) Strauss, Tammy (Charles) Litzkow, Rick (Autumn) Strauss, Jeffery (Carol Knight) Strauss, Randy Strauss; grandchildren: Tony Jr, Tiara (Jeffery Jakeway), Amanda, Connor, Cassandra, Samantha, Levi, Trevor (Paige), Taylor, Austin, Cowen, Cody; great-grandchildren: Sophia, Liam, Aria; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128, and again on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m.
Sylvia will be laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, Michigan, next to her husband Dick.
The family prefers contributions be made in Sylvia’s memory to Michiana Humane Society, 722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
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