In Memoriam: Gladys Strommen ’46

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Dear Augsburg Community,

I am writing to share the sad news that our dear friend Gladys Boxrud Strommen ’46 passed away peacefully Monday night with family by her side.

Gladys and her husband, Clair ‘46, who passed away in 2001, served and supported Augsburg in significant ways throughout the years.

Through a generous gift, the family established the Clair and Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work in recognition of their personal commitment to creating meaning and purpose in work and life.

They commissioned the Burning Bush sculpture in front of the Christensen Center and have two endowed funds: a scholarship fund and a program fund for the Strommen Center. Both Gladys and Clair served on the Augsburg Board of Regents and hosted many alumni gatherings at their homes in Minnesota and Florida. We will post the obituary and information about the memorial service, when it’s available.

Her loss is a big one, but her legacy will continue to be felt by generations of Auggies to come.

Paul C. Pribbenow