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Published November 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

Yllet Corabelle “Corky” Strelau

Yllet Corabelle “Corky” Strelau, age 86, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, in Sanford Health’s Palliative Care Center, Fargo, ND. Corky was born February 2, 1927, in Luverne, ND, to Frederick and Bertha Larson. She grew up, attended and graduated from high school in Luverne. On July 4, 1951, she married Norman A. Strelau. Together they made their home in Valley City, ND, where they raised a family and were very active in several Veteran and Fraternal organizations over the years. In 1972, they moved to Fargo. Corky also enjoyed getting involved in many school functions, and most of all spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed.

Corky is survived by her children, Nyla Strelau of Fargo, ND, Sheila Strelau of Fargo, ND, Marvin (Carol) Strelau of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Kelly and Ashley; sister, Coyla (Duane) Kunze; brother, Michael (Susie) Larson; sisters-in-law, Doreen Larson and Elfrieda (Allan) Christianson; brother-in-law, Vernon Fuglestad; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Yllet Corabelle “Corky” Strelau

Yllet Corabelle “Corky” Strelau, age 86, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, in Sanford Health’s Palliative Care Center, Fargo, ND. Corky was born February 2, 1927, in Luverne, ND, to Frederick and Bertha Larson. She grew up, attended and graduated from high school in Luverne. On July 4, 1951, she married Norman A. Strelau. Together they made their home in Valley City, ND, where they raised a family and were very active in several Veteran and Fraternal organizations over the years. In 1972, they moved to Fargo. Corky also enjoyed getting involved in many school functions, and most of all spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed.

Corky is survived by her children, Nyla Strelau of Fargo, ND, Sheila Strelau of Fargo, ND, Marvin (Carol) Strelau of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, Kelly and Ashley; sister, Coyla (Duane) Kunze; brother, Michael (Susie) Larson; sisters-in-law, Doreen Larson and Elfrieda (Allan) Christianson; brother-in-law, Vernon Fuglestad; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Austin and Frederick; sisters, Althea and Ramona; brothers-in-law, Leo Ihry and Duane Kunze; sister-in-law, Genevieve Larson; three nephews, one niece, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Visitation: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 5 – 7 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.

Interment: Memory Gardens of Valley City

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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