Charles Hans Stromberg
Charlie Stromberg, 84 of Freeland, Washington passed away on September 20, 2017 at Careage of Whidbey. Charlie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 5, 1932 to Hans and Katherine Stromberg.
Charlie grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and for three years served as a pilot in the US Air Force. He earned four degrees from the University of Cincinnati, including an Interdisciplinary PhD and a Master of Urban & Regional Planning. An avid outdoorsman, Charlie spent many years enjoying the mountains of Colorado before ultimately retiring to his beloved Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island was the ideal place for Charlie to pursue his interests in sailing, jazz music and dreaming of “reconciliation and peace for the world”.
Charlie loved spending time with his long-time partner, Nancy Kennedy, as well as, playing his saxophone in the Breaded Fish Band at Trinity Lutheran Church and singing, dancing & playing sax in the Fun Band.
Charlie is survived by his son, Mark Stromberg; daughter, Ruth Batson McCluer and grandson Tyler Bennet.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland at 11:00am on Tuesday October 3rd. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.