Monday, July 31, 2006

R.I.P., Dave Streckfus.

With sadness, here is the obituary as published in the Tribune and Evening News.

See also: Wine and Beermakers Supply owner battling cancer.

In the present age, has any single person served the Louisville area's beer- and wine-making community for as long as Dave? Our thoughts go out to the family.


Frank David Streckfus ... 68; Army veteran

Funeral services for Frank David Streckfus, 68, of Sellersburg, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow in Sellersburg Cemetery. He died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

He was a native of New Albany, the son of the late Frank and Mary Ross Streckfus. He was a graduate of New Albany High School, a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of Jacobs Chapel United methodist Church where he served as choir director for three years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and sang with the Kentucky Opera. He was also a member of the Kentuckiana Woodworkers Club and the American Association of Woodturners. He and his wife Dina owned and operated the Winemakers Supply Co., since 1972, and previously owned the General Rental Center.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Maria Enedina “Dina” Streckfus; daughter, Loreana Sutherlin and husband Doug, Sellersburg; sister, Judy Pangburn and husband Bob, Denver; grandchildren, Giovanni, Lily, Sophia and Olivia; nephews, Chris Pangburn and wife April, and Steve Pangburn; nieces, Marilyn Pangburn Bauer and husband Don, Kathy Rosa, Barbara Sparks, Benerly McVay and Pat Sparks.

He was preceeded in death by his sister, Anita (Lance) Sparks and niece Linda Careases.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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