Carl Norman Strehlow was born in Height of Land Township on January 13, 1939 to Ruben and Bernice (Behl) Strehlow. He passed away on November 16, 2020 at the age of 81.
He and his family moved to the outskirts of Detroit Lakes, MN when he was young. He attended Detroit Lakes schools. He started working for Shultz Garage as a teenager and worked there for many years. He was united in marriage to Audrey Coalwell on August 19, 1959. Together they had seven children. Later, Carl went into business for himself. He owned and operated Carl’s Dirt Service, moved houses and co-owned Kar-Nu Inc. He also worked for Border States Road Construction, Hough’s Inc., UBC, and started his own sawmill.
Carl enjoyed spending time with his family. He was very handy making things out of wood. He built a house, furniture, toys, wood crafts and many other things. He was well experienced driving heavy equipment and mechanic work. In 1976, he moved with his family to a bigger farm northeast of Frazee. Carl moved closer to Detroit Lakes in the early 80’s.
Carl will be missed by his children: John of Frazee, Jim (DJ) of Arizona, Mary (Chuck) Lepisto of Frazee, Jerry of Detroit Lakes, Jack (Krissy) of Snellman, and Karen of Detroit Lakes; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law: David (Connie) Coalwell of Detroit Lakes, Michael (Jan) Coalwell of Florida, sister-in-law Pat Coalwell of Dilworth; daughter-in-law Stacy Strehlow of Frazee; six nephews and five nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Dean, a son Jeffrey and two great-grandsons.