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Laurie Stranz

March 3, 1960 — September 9, 2020


Laurie (Schutte) Stranz was taken into Our Savior’s arms on September 9, 2020, making all of her dreams come true.  Lookup “spontaneity” in the dictionary and Laurie’s face will be right next to it.  Her joy in wading in the water, any body of water was exceptional; any road trip that passed a creek or stream that was accessible, in she went, dragging her family with her.

Halloween was a several week celebration with treats and seasonal foods.  Christmas at her home was pure magic with traditional meals and toasts, walks in the snow while marveling at the stars and what the season truly means.  All were welcome at her table.

Though firmly grounded in reality, she always said “Charlie Brown never wasted any time in the pumpkin patch”.  And so, get out there, weave your own tapestry.

Born in Milwaukee on March 3, 1960.  She led an exciting life with her husband Kevin, along with Kevin, a USCG veteran, she leaves behind Sam and Amelia (Dolly).  They never doubted her love for them and know that she loved all who are reading this.  She is survived by two brothers, Marty and Jim.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Jean Schutte.

Memorials can be directed to the family, where at a later date they will make a donation to a charity of their choice in Laurie’s name.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston.  The Reverend Pastor Lance Hoelscher will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until the time of the service all at the funeral home.  Online condolences and words of comfort may be directed to the family at

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