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Carol Stromberg

Carol J. Stromberg, 89, died Jan. 1, 2019, at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood.
She was born to Fred and Ethel Walker of Highwood, the fourth of 10 children. She grew up in Highwood and graduated from there in 1947.
She then went on to attend and graduate from Northern Montana College in Havre. It was there she met her husband, Clifford. Soon after they were married, they moved to begin their lives together operating Cliff’s family farm in the Medicine Lake area. For a number of years, they would return to Highwood in the winter where Cliff worked for his father-in-law. They later added a feedlot to their farming operation.
In the years to come, their family grew to include seven children. Her time was filled with helping Cliff and raising their children. She loved spending time outside in her yard and always had a large garden and beautiful flower beds. She shepherded her children through many years of 4-H projects, sports, music lessons and various church and school activities.
With Cliff’s untimely death, she became the sole decision-maker with children aged 2-17. She also became a bookkeeper at the Dagmar Station, was a substitute mail carrier and drove a bus to the Eastmont Training Center in Glendive. In 1978, she returned to Highwood to spend time near her mother and other family members. It was there she also owned and managed the Country Store & Restaurant for three years. She loved to travel with her children around the U.S. and went on a trip to South Africa. She also loved camping in the Highwood Mountains.
Independence was important to her and she encouraged and supported all of her children to further their education.
She was a confirmed member of the Nathanael Lutheran Church, a lifelong member of the Order of Eastern Star, was active in Senior Citizens and belonged to various women’s clubs through the years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; daughter, Amy Gessaman; and sisters, Evelyne, Lucille and Bernadine.
She is survived by children Gary, Cindy Deubner, Gail Nelson, Ann, Neal and Tammy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings Vivian, Fred, Sid, Ralph, Bettie and Bonnie.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 6, at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Dagmar with David Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.