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home : obituaries : obituaries   February 5, 2016

8/29/2014 10:49:00 PM
Sally Strom

Sally Frances Slusarek Strom, of the La Salle-Peru community, went to be with her Lord on  Aug. 15, 2014, in Manor Court Nursing Home, Peru. Sally was two months short of her 107th birthday.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be Sept. 6, 2014, in First Baptist Church, 200 24th Street, La Salle. The church will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship, followed by the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions can be directed to the First Baptist Church Sunday school, where Sally was a teacher for many years.

Born in La Salle County in 1907, Sally was the daughter of Casimir Slusarek and Catherine Sobkowiak Slusarek.

Sally was a graduate of La Salle schools and was a long-term employee of the La Salle J.C. Penney store, where she met her future husband Louis E. Strom. They were married in 1929 and had two sons: Louis A. Strom, who now lives in Columbia, Tenn.; and Paul A. Strom, who now lives in Fair Oaks, Calif. Louis E. Strom, Sally’s husband, died in 1958. There are three surviving grandchildren, Dr. Eric Strom of Houston, Texas; Kevin Strom, of Wheaton and Kathryn Strom Eisenhower of Roseville, Calif. A granddaughter, Susan Strom of Fountain Hills, Ariz,, passed away in 2013. There are also four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Erin, and Jared Strom of Wheaton: and Josiah Eisenhower of Roseville, Calif.

In 1937, Louis E. was transferred to a Chicago J.C. Penney store. Sally took that relocation opportunity to enroll in the Moody Bible Institute where she studied Christian education and Christian music. In 1945, after residing two years in Arkansas, the Strom family returned to La Salle. Sally returned to the Penney store where she supervised curtain and drapery sales. She retired from Penney’s in 1972.

Sally’s adult life interests centered around the study of the Holy Bible and related writings. She especially enjoyed the teaching of biblical principles to both children and adults. She was a kind and thoughtful person who believed and practiced the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”… “We miss her profoundly and look forward to the time when we will all be together again.”

The Hurst Funeral Home of La Salle is assisting the Strom Family with arrangements.

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