Sally A. Strom







Sally A. Strom, age 81, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at her home.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams.  Rev. John Krebs will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Monroe Center Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Sally was born August 28, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois to Gustave and Signe (Larson) Strom both Swedish immigrants. She graduated from High School in Oakland, California, and attended Stanford University in their Architectural Engineering program.

Sally married Harry J. Hays in 1960. In 1961, they moved from California to Wisconsin. They had four children Sarah, Kathleen, Ronald, and Jason. The marriage later ended in divorce.

Sally enjoyed being outside gardening her flowers, farming, and staying active in her church. She was a very loving, caring, and Godly woman with a strong faith. Sally was an active member and past regional president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She loved being a homemaker and received her 50-year homemaker recognition of service award.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents Gustave & Signe and her significant other of over 20 years Ivan.

Survivors include her children, Sarah (Perry Winder) Virnig; Kathleen (Fredrick) Brechlin; Ronald (Terry) Hays, Jason Hays; grandchildren, Matthew (Ashley) Virnig, Kristina (Roger) Curtis, Amber Rose Virnig, Ashley Brechlin, Anthony Hays & Chelsea (Phil) Vandever, and Clifford (Kelly) Hays; great-grandchildren, Zaylie, Rysaaic, Jaylana, Matthew Jr., Gabriel, Cole, Garret, Zakaria, Isaiah, Adessa, Kacie & Olivia; and her brother James A. Strom.

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  1. Marshall and Sue Bjorge says:

    Condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Sally rest in peace in His loving arms.

  2. Nico Strand says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My dad (David Strand) was Sally’s first cousin on their mothers side. Love and hugs to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. sarah says:

    Thank you for the many condolences….
    I cared for Mom the last 18 months, and I cant believe how much I will miss her.
    Thoughout her whole life she was such a loving and caring person.
    Mom I LOVE YOU and will miss you…..
    your loving daughter sarah

  4. Becky Schmoldt Bergum says:

    Dearest Kathy and family,
    So very sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Having just lost my dad, I know how you are feeling and my heart goes out to you. May you find peace and comfort in the love and memories that you shared during her lifetime. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and, again, my deepest sympathies.
    Love, Becky Schmoldt Bergum

  5. Jackie Marti says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you. She was an amazing woman.

  6. Fred Renner says:

    So sorry to hear this news, Sarah, Kathy, Ron, and Jason, you all and your families have our families deepest sympathy. Fred, Debbie, Hunter, and Ryan

  7. Jane Grabarski says:

    My condolences to Sally’s family. We worked together on many HCE and Immanuel Lutheran church events over the years. She gave a lot of herself to our community.

  8. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Our sympathy to all of you.

  9. Randy and Cathy Renner says:

    Our sympathy goes out to the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. GW says:

    Ronnie & Family: very sorry to see that your Mom passed away, she was a great lady, always very nice! Very sorry for your loss! May the Lord God Almighty give you and your family comfort.

  11. Andrew Rhinehart says:

    My deepest condolences

  12. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Sally’s family!!!! She was always a friendly person!!!!! Prayers to all of her family during this difficult time!!!,

  13. AnnMarie Myren says:

    So sorry for your loss. I will miss my birthday sister.

  14. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Sally’s family at this sad time. She was a nice lady. RIP

  15. Ron and Carol Johnson says:

    My Dear Christian Friend, Thank you for all the years of services at Immanuel. Till we meet again. Say hello to Ivan and Charlie from all of us at Immanuel.

  16. Evelyn & Larry Johnston ( York) says:

    Sally’s Families, We are so sorry for your loss. Sally, was always enjoyable visiting with. Sending prayers for comfort & peace.

  17. Lavonne Scott says:

    What a sweet kind lady! I’ll bet Ivan was so happy to have his Sally joining him.

  18. Lloyd Waller says:

    My sincere condolences to Sally’s family. She was a faithful client of mine for many years and I always enjoyed visiting with her. May her dear soul rest in God’s peace.

  19. Marj Colby says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have only fond memories of Sally.

  20. Kay Olson says:

    My deepest sympathy to Sally’s children and their families. I have fond memories of our earlier years when our children attended Roche-A-Cri School and all the events we attended. Even those at A-F High. She had one of the sweetest personalities and I can still see her lovely smile. Hugs to all of you, Kay

  21. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    Jason and friends ad family my prayers are with you all a beautiful lady will be missed.

  22. Mary Martin says:

    Sally will be greatly missed at Immanuel Lutheran. Prayers for her family.

  23. Bev J Ward says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  24. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    Sally was always so nice to visit with…so sorry for your loss.

  25. Carol Manthey says:

    So sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏

  26. Shawna Gruber says:

    Jason I am so sorry for your loss.. sending prayers to you and your family..

  27. Rushell Moyer says:

    I am so sorry. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers

  28. Jackie Brown says:

    I was sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. I’ll always remember her smile for everyone she met.

  29. Judith Bieri says:

    Sally was in our HCE club for many years and always a sweet friendly lady, she will be missed.

  30. Curtie and Michelle Pollex says:

    What a wonderful lady! I remember her from Church and being such a sweet, caring lady. Prayers for all her family. Heaven must be a little sweeter! 😇🙏❤️

  31. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    My condolences to Sally’s family.

  32. KATHRYN L NEWSOM says:

    Sarah, Jason and Ron sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family, prayers to you during this time

  33. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  34. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss