May “Dolly” Strike, age 93, of Isanti died January 10, 2017 at Cambridge Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January, 16th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Strike Cemetery.
May (Dolly) Strike was born October 3, 1923 to Arthur and Lillian Pederson in Little Elk Township, Minnesota. She was one of 11 children. On January 7, 1943 May (Dolly) was united in marriage to Edward Strike by Pastor Rudquist at Long Lake Lutheran Church parsonage.
She lived with her family in Long Prairie until she married; she then moved to Isanti and stayed for most of her adult life. She worked at home to help on the family farm and she raised a beautiful family. She loved her flowers, reading books, praying and her family. She was a wonderful cook and baker and she gave the best hugs. She quilted and had several of her quilts displayed at the Minnesota State Fair over the years.
She will always be remembered by her children, Eileen Bowen, Sheldon Strike, Alvin Strike and his wife, Bonnie, Jim Strike and wife, Sue; by three sisters, Ruth Schintgen, Helen Jackson, Lillian Skilling; by grandchildren, Robert Norling and his wife, Beneta, Mitchel Norling and his wife, Ronda, Douglas Norling and his wife, Cindy, Sue Bowen-Norling Adamek and her husband, Matt, HolliRae (Strike) Ploof and her husband, Henry, Raymond Strike, Jessica (Strike) Peterson and her husband, Randy, Justin Strike and his wife, Kamie; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Sean, Lance, Paige and Jesse Norling, Kaylin, Audrey, Casey, Chelby and Colin Strike, Blake and Braelyn Peterson; by three step grandchildren Carmen, Holly Jo and Jonathan; by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. May (Dolly) was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward, six brothers, one sister, a son-in-law, and a great-grandson.