Dorothy A. Strobel, age 85, of Dale

Dorothy A. Strobel, age 85, of Dale, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, in Dale, Indiana. 

She was born January 21, 1939, in New Boston to Hubert and Elsie (Friedel) Brinksneader; and married James A Strobel on June 24, 1961 at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi/St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale. 

Together, Dorothy and James traveled to 48 different states. She enjoyed bird watching, especially cardinals, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James A Strobel, who passed away on May 24, 2014; and brother, Ronald Brinksneader. 

She is survived by six children, Jeannette (Terry) Raven, Connie (Roger) Bender, Lisa (Mark) Welch, Jenifer (Rick) James, Jimmy (Trina) Strobel and Mark Strobel; eight grandchildren, Mallory Gehlhausen, Kaila Dilger, Tyler Raven, Seth Raven, Ethan Welch, Nikki Welch, Blake James, Dexter James; and by three great-grandchildren Weslynn Gehlhausen, Nyla Gehlhausen, Eleanor Dilger. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Willowdale Village for their care and compassion. 

Visitation will be from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., CST, Thursday, July 11, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale. At 10:00 a.m., a Rosary will be prayed immediately followed by the funeral mass. Father Crispine will officiate the mass. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Dale. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or your favorite charity. 

Fuller Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at