August 29, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – Dr. Anthony “Tony” Joseph Strigenz, DDS, 87, of Kewaskum was born into Eternal Life on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, WI.
He was born on November 25, 1931, to the late Anton and Catherine (nee Hoffer) Strigenz in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Custer High School and went onto Milwaukee State Teacher’s College, then graduated from Marquette University Dental School in 1955. On August 20, 1955, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betsy” Walker at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wauwatosa, WI. Together they had nine children, all of whom are either physicians or attorneys, of which he was most proud.
After serving as a Captain and a dentist in the United States Army in Germany, Tony practiced dentistry for nearly 50 years. He never turned down a patient whether they had the ability to afford the services or not. He moved his family from Milwaukee to his beloved farm in Farmington in 1969, where he enlisted in his children a strong work ethic. In his free time, he enjoyed polka music and playing the accordion. He especially enjoyed spending time with Betsy, his children and grandchildren around the big farmhouse kitchen table. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Those Tony leaves behind to cherish his memory include his nine children, Deborah Strigenz of Kewaskum, Michael (Mary) Strigenz of Fond du Lac, Mark (Christine) Strigenz of Wauwatosa, Andrew (Christina) Strigenz of Clyde Hill, Washington, Anthony (Diane) Strigenz of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth (Mark) Bensen of West Bend, Thomas (Mandy) Strigenz of Papillion, Nebraska, Timothy (Dierdre) Strigenz of Bozeman, Montana, and Carrie (Greg) Miljevich of Rhinelander; 22 grandchildren, David, Rebecca, Sarah, Daniel, Michael, Catherine, Anna, Adam, Nathan, Alec, Matthew, Scott, Heidi, Elizabeth, Hannah, Ally, Quinn, Grace, Evelyn, Sophie, Ella, and Max; 3 great-grandchildren, Belle, Miles, and Emmie; his sister, Maryanne New; two brothers-in-law, David (Thelma) Walker and Thomas II (Mary Jean) Walker; a sister-in-law, Mary (John) Closs; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Strigenz; his brother, Ken (Pat) Strigenz; and his two brothers-in-law, Wade and John Walker.
A Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Tony will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 8883 Forest View Road, Kewaskum, WI.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Monday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
A special thank you to the staff at St. Agnes Hospital and Father Strand for all their help and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Michaels Catholic Church, the Dr. Anthony and Betsy Strigenz Youth Scholarship at Kewaskum High School or Marquette University Dental School are appreciated.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Tony’s arrangements.