Michael Strauman


Michael C. Strauman, 74, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

He was born in Superior on June 26, 1948, the son of Ethel and Clarence Strauman. Michael was employed with the City of Superior as Buildings and Grounds Supervisor of Douglas County for 25+ years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers and New York Yankees.

Michael enjoyed having his family together; that was very important to him. He had a sense of humor like no other. Michael was very fond of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was known to them as G-Pa. As his grandchildren were growing up, he enjoyed going to all their basketball games. He made sure each one was documented by a video camera.

He enjoyed attending movies with his son, Michael. It wasn’t uncommon for him to watch the same movies several times. Michael was a movie trivialist for anyone he spoke with. He had a charismatic soul.

Michael was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Superior, where he enjoyed being a part of the Cross and Flame Drama Team. His voice inflections were many. Several Sundays he served as the liturgist or was chosen to read scripture passages.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Strauman; and grandson, Scotty Haberling.

Michael is survived by his soul mate, Beverly Strauman; sons, Michael K.T. (Amanda) Strauman, and Thomas Knutson; daughters, Shavonne (Bert) Franklin and Lisa (Amanda Bresette) Haberling; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Dustin, and Dylan Knutson, Dezaray, Justin, and Christian Haberling, Kalyn, Harper, Taylor, and Ella Franklin, and Noah Strauman; great-grandchildren, Adelynn Knutson, and Ezryn, Ethyn, and Shelby Haberling.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th Street, Superior. Visitation will resume at 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1531 Hughitt Avenue, Superior. Rev. Cathy Hamblin officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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