Streder

Alvin "Al" A. Streder

March 8, 1935 - May 18, 2020

Alvin “Al” Alfred Streder, age 85, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020.  He was born on March 8, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, to Elsa (Kreter) and Alfred Otto Streder.  Al proudly served in the United States Army as an x-ray technician during the Korean War.  He earned his BA from Valparaiso University and his MBA from University of Chicago.  Al had a successful career in the industrial refrigeration business as a manufacturing rep in both Chicago and Dallas. 

 Al married the love of his life, Marion Selina Niederer, in Elmhurst, Illinois, on January 31, 1959, and they were blessed with three children.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church for 40 years and a long- time member of the Adult Forum Sunday School class and later the 24/7 class.  Al served in various ministries at the church over the years.

Al is survived by his beloved wife, Marion Streder; his son, Greg Streder and his wife, Pam, of Carrollton, Texas; his daughter, Sheryl Streder-Becker and her husband, Paul, of Austin, Texas; his grandchildren, Sarah Scott (Ari), Philip Becker (Kristin), Katy Smith (Darren), Kevin Becker (Valerie), Whitney Donaldson (Jason), Jared Becker (Paige) and Laurie Streder; his great-grandchildren, Charlotte Becker, Barron Becker, Daxon Smith, Vera Becker, Victoria Becker, Thomas Becker, Beau Becker, Lyla Scott and Rowan Smith; sister-in-law, Edith Niederer; brother-in-law, Donald Niederer (Sherrill); as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeannine Marie Streder; his sister, Juliann Smok; and his parents, Elsa and Alfred Streder.

A memorial service will be held on July 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Lane, Dallas, Texas, officiated by Dr. Stanley Copeland.

Memorial Donations may be made in Al’s memory to Valparaiso University, Streder Scholarship Endowment Fund, 1100 Campus Dr. South, Valparaiso, IN 46383; LLUMC Foundation, Maintenance Fund; the American Heart Association; or the charity of your choice.

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Condolences from the family of Manfred Wetzel (deceased). Nancy, July 11, 2020 Al and Marion Streder have been neighbors of ours on Lake Medora in northern Michigan. My family and I have had the pleasure of getting to know Al and his family during their time at the lake, through neighborly social visits. In fact I have always anticipated and looked forward to such occasions, which unfortunately were not often enough. Al was a wonderful person, always happy, always proud; someone who offered his friendship and someone who will be missed. We send our deepest condolences to those who were close to him. Cary S. Trecartin and Family, July 5, 2020 Al was a sweet and courteous gentleman who will be greatly missed. May you all find comfort in knowing that you are thought of with love and sincere sympathy. Shelia Bowles and Amy Burgess Shelia Bowles, July 3, 2020 Uncle Al was a great man with many stories and always willing to hear you out and care for family. My memory always goes to his cigars anytime I am around the smell. Will be missed, but always remembered. Daniel Niederer, June 27, 2020 Marion and Family - Rita and I send our sincere sympathy. We thought so much of Al and are grieved to learn of his passing. He was always such a kind and outgoing person. He made everyone he met feel special and treated them as a dear friend. We will sorely miss hearing his cheery voice and seeing his smiling face at church activities. He frequently offered wise counsel to the committees on which we served together. He will be missed. Love leaves behind more than death can take away. May God grant you the peace that passes understanding. Sincerely,
Crozier and Rita Brown, May 21, 2020