Laurie L. Strothenke
November 4, 1961 - November 15, 2017

(nee Peterson) Of Wauwatosa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 56. Loving wife of Jeffrey for 28 years and caring mother of Marisa and Dana. Devoted sister of Judy (John) Mayhew, Scott (Nancy) Peterson, and Bonnie (John) Schanz. Dear sister-in-law of Karen (the late Gary) Nordby, Paul (Clarice) Strothenke, Kurt (Lynn) Strothenke, Scott (Cindy) Strothenke, and Todd Strothenke. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Tyvand “Pete” and Bette Peterson, and her brother, James “Jimmy” Peterson.

Visitation Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 3:00pm until time of Memorial Service at 7:00pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her father.

Laurie was a 1980 graduate of Wauwatosa East and earned a degree in Occupational Therapy from UW-Milwaukee in 1985. She was a compassionate therapist at St. Camillus for 31 years, proud resident of Pabst Park Neighborhood, and dedicated member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Laurie touched so many lives with her positivity, contagious laughter, and loving smile. Her memory will live on in the hearts and actions of those who love her.