LAWRENCE “JOE” STRATMEIER, 85, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare, New Haven. Born in Woodburn, he was the son of the late Herman and Easter Stratmeier. He worked as a carpenter for 16 years at the former Woodburn Lumber Company, then retired in 1992 from BF Goodrich after 28 years. He is survived by his daughters, Sue (Pat) Molitor of Antwerp, Ohio, Debby (Mike) Morrow of Treasure Island, Fla. and Peggy (John) Bennett of New Haven; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Ester in March of 2014; brother, Willard; sister, Evelyn; and grandchildren, Mike Smith and Katrina Bennett. No services. Preferred memorials to Genesis HealthCare, New Haven. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. To share online condolences, please visit

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