Elizabeth A. Strom (Adrian) passed away on May 16, 2019, at the age of 95 at Boutwell’s Landing, Oak Park Heights, Minnesota. Elizabeth was born June 7, 1923, to Joseph Adrian and Elizabeth (Warras) of Jones Island Milwaukee where she was raised in a commercial fishing family on Lake Michigan instilling a love of lakes. After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Navy and served in Washington DC during WWII.
Elizabeth was united in marriage on April 12, 1947 in Milwaukee to Henry O. Strom of Hudson. Liz, insisted they live on a lake, so they built their home on Lake Mallileau in Hudson. Liz and Henry raised five sons and owned several small businesses around town. In 1977 her husband, Henry passed away. In 1980, Elizabeth moved to St. Paul and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until her retirement in 1990s. In retirement she enjoyed volunteer work especially at local schools helping with English as a second language. In her later years she resided in the Stillwater area.
During her life, Elizabeth enjoyed reading, traveling, long blade ice skating and ballroom dancing, especially with her Ar-Dale dance group. Several years ago, she was very proud to have made the WWII Honor Flight accompanied by her granddaughter Jennifer to Washington, D.C.
She is survived by brothers-in-law Gerald Gaudet and John Strom; sons, Dave (Diane), Jim, Craig (Kathy), Blaine (Heidi); grandchildren, Andrew, Samantha, Jennifer (Peter Worrell, and Kirstin as well as many nieces, nephews, and her long time dance partner, Allen. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; son, Jeffery; siblings, Genevieve, Catherine, Bernadette, Frank, Art, John, Paul, William and George. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice in memory of Elizabeth.