Obituary photo of Kenneth Strobel, Topeka-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel

1930 - 2018
Obituary photo of Kenneth Strobel, Topeka-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel

1930 - 2018

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Visitation:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Reception:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel, 88, Topeka, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 after a 20 year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

He was born September 17, 1930, in Canova, South Dakota, the son of Elmer and Stella (Bakke) Strobel. He graduated from Canova High School and earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State. Ken served in the Air Force and was stationed in Iceland.

Ken began his career with the Kansas Turnpike Authority and later became a partner in Cook Flatt & Strobel Engineers, designing many bridges in the surrounding area.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and later Faith Lutheran Church.

Ken married his high school sweetheart, Marlys Schulz on November 22, 1951 in Canova, South Dakota. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Resa (Glen) Lemesany; daughter-in-law, Karen Strobel; four grandchildren, Carly Hill, Ansley Strobel, Collin Strobel and Christian Lemesany; three great-grandchildren, Blaise, Amy and Layla and many in-laws and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Scott Strobel and infant brother, Sydney Strobel.

Ken, Marlys, Scott and Resa enjoyed life, living in the Potwin Community. Ken was an avid KU fan and always enjoyed telling a good joke!

A celebration of Ken's life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue. A visitation and reception will follow until 7:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date in South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Cir, Topeka, KS 66606 or Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66604.

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Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel Kenneth E. "Ken" Strobel, 88, Topeka, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 after a 20 year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

He was born September 17, 1930, in Canova, South Dakota, the son of Elmer and Stella (Bakke) Strobel. He graduated from Canova High School and earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State. Ken served in the Air Force and was stationed in Iceland.

Ken began his career with the Kansas Turnpike Authority and later became a partner in Cook Flatt & Strobel Engineers, designing many bridges in the surrounding area.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and later Faith Lutheran Church.

Ken married his high school sweetheart, Marlys Schulz on November 22, 1951 in Canova, South Dakota. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Resa (Glen) Lemesany; daughter-in-law, Karen Strobel; four grandchildren, Carly Hill, Ansley Strobel, Collin Strobel and Christian Lemesany; three great-grandchildren, Blaise, Amy and Layla and many in-laws and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Scott Strobel and infant brother, Sydney Strobel.

Ken, Marlys, Scott and Resa enjoyed life, living in the Potwin Community. Ken was an avid KU fan and always enjoyed telling a good joke!

A celebration of Ken's life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue. A visitation and reception will follow until 7:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date in South Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Cir, Topeka, KS 66606 or Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66604.

To share a memory of Ken or leave a special message for his family, please click the Share Memories button above.

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Visitation:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558
Reception:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penwell-Gabel - Mid-Town Chapel
1321 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604
785-354-8558

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