James J. Strachota, 92, Wausau passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
He was born March 21, 1929, in Wausau, son of the late Oscar and Helen (Schroeder) Strachota. On July 13, 1968, he married Marlene Rosentreter at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2016.
Jim drove truck for the family livestock business, Strachota Livestock for many years. He later drove truck for other companies until his retirement. Some of his favorite pastimes included camping, spending time with his grandchildren, watching the Brewers and the Cubs and doing lawn work. He was always proud to have a beautiful yard.
Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his son, Patrick (Jill) Strachota, Wausau, two grandchildren, Garret and Halie Strachota, Wausau one brother, Jerry Strachota, King and one sister, Shirley Ayala, Las Vegas many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia, Jean, Russell and Roger.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. The Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Mount View Care Center for the care given to Jim during his time with them.
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