Date of death: 8/28/2018
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1962
Aumsville – Henry, born on January 2, 1936 in Tell City, IN, to the late Catherine M. Strobel and the late Henry A. Strobel Sr., passed away at age 82 on August 28, in Salem. Henry graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary (1958) and the University of San Francisco (1967) with degrees in philosophy and physics. From 1962 to 1967, Henry served in the Air Force as a communications officer (rank, Captain). He married Susan M. Carter on July 14, 1973, in Fairfax, CA. He became a successful entrepreneur in the field of electronics engineering in the San Francisco area before moving to Aumsville in 1985. He is best known for his contribution to the field of violin making, serving the Salem-Keizer area school district and having authored and published a series of books that have since become a respected, standard reference in violin shops and schools worldwide. He also served on the Salem Youth Symphony Orchestra board of directors. Henry is known locally for his contributions to the preservation and compilation of the History of Sublimity and its parish (St. Boniface Catholic Church), serving as a founding member of the St. Boniface Archives and Museum and appointed to the Portland Archdiocesan Historical Commission. He is also founder and author of the Sublimity History and St. Boniface Catholic Church websites. Henry was the beloved husband of Susan M. Strobel. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Francis O’Brian, Dorothy Ferrando, and Ann Wirthwein. Henry is survived by his sons, Henry Strobel, Jr, and George Strobel; daughter, Marguerite Robinson; brother, Paul Strobel; sisters, Mary Birchler, Rita Brockman, and Carol Dauby; and grandchildren, Madylin and Adam Strobel, and John, Carol, Gregory, Andrew and Catherine Robinson.