Obituary for Dorothy Louise Strobel

Dorothy "Dot" Strobel, 88, died peacefully on April 15, 2018 while surrounded by her loving children. Dot was born June 21, 1929 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian App.

She married the love of her life, Mel Strobel, on April 24, 1948, and were married for 65 years before his passing in 2013. They had 4 children: Mark, Karen, Wayne, & Rick; 5 grandchildren: Chris, Brittany, Joseph, Alycia, Jason; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to Mel, Dot was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia.

Dot was instrumental in the 50+ year operation and success of Strobel Products Co, founded by Mel in 1950. It was one of the first companies to mass produce aerosol spray can products following their initial usage in WWII.

She especially enjoyed golfing at River Road Country Club, playing Bridge with her many friends, and using her artistic talents to create many wonderful things to warm the home and enrich the life of those she loved.

The family gives special thanks to the caring staff of Symphony at Oaklawn, whose love, compassion and devotion made mom's life so much better during her last few years.

Visitation 4:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville. Mass at Church of the Epiphany on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Dementia Society of America.

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