Paul Arthur Strike, age 86, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Bridges of Appleton. He was born to the late Paul and Lorraine (Kriedemann) Strike on October 19, 1931 in Lanark, Wisconsin. He married his first wife, Christine Murphy on July 21, 1951 and then resided with his second wife, Betty Twito, in the Florida Keys and returned to Appleton after Betty passed away. Paul was a master mason and a contractor with passion for his work.
Paul is survived by his children: Lynn (Larry) Knedle, Gary (Becky) Strike, Brenda Cloutier, Renee (Jeff) Vanden Heuvel, Laura Zens, and Steven Strike; grandchildren: Kari (Jay) Clase, Joli (Nate) Guenther, Amie (Scott) Harvey, Michael Strike, Gregory (Jessica) Strike, Rachel (Eric) Schroeder, Thea Cloutier, Donald Cloutier, Kim (Carl) Bartelt, Michelle Baumann, Shannon Neal, Kelly (Joey) Florian, and Sierra Zens; great grandchildren: Christian Clase, Katerina Clase, Annika Clase, Gerald Guenther, Oleatta Guenther, Keira Harvey, Natalie Harvey, Lon Harvey, Nicolas Strike, Ethan Strike, Mila Strike, Melody Strike, Vivian Strike, Magnolia Strike, Kaleigh Mena, Brooklyn Mena, Morgan Mena, Colton Schroeder, Aria Wiedmeyer, Jude Bartelt, Holden Bartelt, Zeke Knaack, Brantley Bevers, and Xander Florian; step children: Eric Twito and Stephen Twito; siblings: Sandy (Arthur) Wendorf, and Robert (Judy) Strike; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; his second wife; sister Yvonne (Bob) Rolfs and Anita Strike; granddaughter Jacqueline Strike; and step son John Twito.
Per the family’s wishes, burial for Paul will take privately at a later date.