Paul F. Streif

Born: Sun., Oct. 31, 1937
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2019
Location: Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Mon., Jul. 08, 2019
Location: Apple River Community Church


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jul. 08, 2019
Location: Apple River Community Church

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Paul F. Streif, age 81 of Clear Lake, WI, passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness on Wednesday,  July 3, 2019 surrounded by his family.  

Paul Frederick Streif was born on October 31, 1937 in Clear Lake, WI the son of Elmer & Frances (Paulson) Streif.  He grew up in the Clear Lake area and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1955.  Paul then attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, eventually receiving a Masters Degree in Teaching.  On February 14, 1959, he was married to Carol Berglund at McKinley, WI.  Together they made their home near Reeve, WI and raised 2 sons, Vincent & Ivan.    Paul owned and operated the Reeve Locker Plant from 1959 - 1971.  He also taught at Clear Lake Schools for 27 years and also at the Mustard Seed Academy in Amery, WI.  Paul spent his entire life in the service of others.  He served 57 years as the Vance Creek Township treasurer.  Paul also served on the Barron County board, the Pioneer Village Museum Board and on the WESTCAP (West Central WI Community Action Agency) Board.  He worked as the Fare For All Food Share Coordinator, transported the Amish, and took several mission trips at home and abroad.   In his spare time, Paul enjoyed weaving rugs, antique tractors, ceramics, writing (authoring 4 books on local history), gardening and traveling the world.    He was also an active member of Apple River Community Church in Amery, WI.   Paul will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer & Frances Streif;
sister and brother in law,  Shirley & Clinton Chistianson.

He is survived by
Wife  -  Carol Streif - Clear Lake, WI

Vincent (Karen) Streif  -  Madison, WI
Ivan (Susan) Streif  -  Excelsior, MN

Elizabeth Streif & Edward  Streif

Brother  -  John (Marilyn) Streif  -  Elk Mound, WI

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends

In lieu of flowers, Paul and his family request that you make memorials to WESTCAP

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM at The Apple River Community Church, in Amery, WI on Monday, July 8, 2019.  

Clergy  -  Pastors Bruce Tanner & Justin Hosking         Music  -  Sue Lundgren & Louise Wright

Visitation on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 4 - 7 PM at the Scheuermann Funeral Home in Clear Lake, WI  and one hour prior to service at the church on Monday.  

The family  will  meet at the Reeve Cemetery in Vance Creek Township for Interment.  

Scheuermann Funeral Home  and Cremation Services  in Clear Lake, WI  is handling the arrangements

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Beth Nelson
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
We are so sorry to lose such a fine neighbor. Thoughts and prayers for Carol and family.

Amity Heinbuch
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
I am so Sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful person and I have fond memories of him. Amity Heinbuch

mary rivard
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Carol and family. He was an awesome, gentle man whose kind spirit was an inspiration to not only his students but all who knew him. I'm sure that he was welcomed by God into Heaven for the genuinely good life that he lived. Love and prayers, Mary (Franko) Rivard

Linda Anderson
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was such a dear man.
So glad I purchased a rug from him. I think of him each time I look at the excellent workmanship. I know he will ne missed and that we will see him again in heaven. My prayers are with you Carol and with your family.

Julie Buhr
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Carol and the family. Mr. Streif always had a smile to share and had such a wonderful laugh.

Eris Hyrkas
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
Thank you, Paul, for your research, photos and publication of 'The Reeve and Vance Creek History' which enabled us to locate our Great-Great-Grandmother Agnes Karpenske and two Great-Uncles after 97 years in St. John's Cemetery, Reeve, WI. We will never forget you.

Herbert Josephson class of 55
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
There are no words, may our Thoughts, prayers, and hugs comfort you in this most difficult time

Paul Hoch
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
I had the opportunity to meet Paul while serving on the WestCAP Board. When I think of the definition of "gentleman", I think of Paul. He was truly that and more. May our Lord bless Paul's family during this time of grief knowing that he is still alive in their hearts and thoughts. Paul and his family are in my prayers and thoughts. Please accept my sincere condolences. Paul Hoch

   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
We are so sorry of hearing of Paul passing he was a good neighbor

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