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; sons, Vincent (Karen) Streif - Madison, WI and Ivan (Susan) Streif - Excelsior, MN; grandchildren, 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 requests 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 - Pastor 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 be at the Reeve Cemetery in Vance Creek Township for Interment.
Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Clear Lake, WI is handling the arrangements. www.clearlakefuneralhome.com