Oskaloosa.com

Local News

May 14, 2013

Memorial Day program to include Herbert Strasser, Lt. Col. (ret.)

OSKALOOSA — This year’s Memorial Day Program will feature Herbert Strasser, Lt. Col. (ret.).

A Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The parade will begin from the American Legion parking lot and will go to Forest Cemetery. All civic organizations and veterans are invited to join the parade.

At 10 a.m., the program will begin at Forest Cemetery.

The Avenue of Flags will be put up on May 18 at Forest Cemetery.

Strasser was born in Mahaska County in 1948 to Howard and Darlene Strasser. He was active in 4-H and FFA while he lived on a farm north of Rose Hill. He graduated from Oskaloosa Senior High School in 1967. He married his high school sweetheart Margaret Jackson in Nov. 1969.

He graduated from Iowa State University in 1971 with a BS in Agriculture Education.

Strasser enrolled in ROTC while at ISU and entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant in June 1971. During his 23 years in the Army, Strasser graduated from Infantry Officer’s Basic training, Airborne School, Rotary Wing Aviation training, Aviation Maintenance Officer’s Course, Transportation Officer Advanced Course, Cobra Transition Course and Command and General Qualification Training.

Strasser earned a Bronze Star in Desert Storm while serving in the 101st Airborne Division.

Strasser retired from the Army in 1994 as a Lieutenant Colonel. After his army career, he became a professor of military science at Iowa State University working for ISU Extension while completing a PhD. in educational leadership. He then taught vocational agriculture and served as an FFA adviser for 12 years until retirement from teaching this past year.

Strasser and his wife Margaret have two sons, four grandsons and a granddaughter that occupy a great deal of their thoughts and plans.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Fire photo 4-22 Oskaloosa firefighters battle barn blaze

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OHS Prom Court Oskaloosa High School 2014 Prom Court

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Easter Egg photo 2 Kids bank eggs at annual hunt OSKALOOSA -- Need your yard cleaned? Fill it with Easter eggs filled with cash and prizes, advertise and several hundred youngsters will get the job done in a few minutes. Need proof? Check out next year's Bank Iowa Easter Egg Hunt. Bank Iowa has hos

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • North Mahaska Jazz North Mahaska Jazz Band are Class 1A state jazz champions

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOT photo Public learns latest about Northwest Bypass at DOT meeting OSKALOOSA -- Many area residents learned the latest about the U.S. 63 Northwest Bypass of Oskaloosa at a public information meeting held Wednesday evening at Oskaloosa Middle School. The two-hour meeting featured tables with maps of the three propose

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Windmill photo Windmill undergoes restoration OSKALOOSA -- The Mahaska County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Mahaska County Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is funding the restoration of the Baker/Gilchrist Windmill. The Baker windmill at Oskaloosa's Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museu

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women's Club photo Oskaloosa Women's ClubSpring Luncheon set for April 25 OSKALOOSA -- The annual Oskaloosa Women's Club Spring Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church. All local talent is appearing for the program. Performing will be the men's quartet from the Central United Met

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alcohol, prom, graduation don't mix DES MOINES -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month and marks the beginning of the prom and graduation season, a time when the spotlight turns to celebrations that can lead to underage drinking. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division is encouraging retail

    April 17, 2014

  • Artifact 4-17 Do you know what this is?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blue Zones photo 2 Blue Zones kicks off OSKALOOSA -- Blue Zones Project held its Oskaloosa Kickoff Monday evening at the Oskaloosa High School gym to help improve the community's health. Blue Zones originated with Dan Buettner of National Geographic. He was asked to find areas of the world

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Obituaries
Oskaloosa Shopper
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints