Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 9, 2020
Charles John (Chick) Stromberg

Obit Charles John StrombergCharles “Chick” Stromberg passed away at the age of 93 on July 7, 2020.

He was born Sept. 20, 1926, to Murray and Erna Stromberg in Grantsville Utah. He was raised in Grantsville and graduated from high school where he was active in sports. He loved basketball as a player and M-Men coach and was captain of the football team. After graduation, he served in Italy during World War II. He married his high school sweetheart Beverly Jean Palmer on Feb. 12, 1947, and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised four children and three Native American foster children. They received the state Maurice Warshaw foster parent award.

Chick was very civic minded and served as President of the Little League baseball program, Chief of the Fire Department, City Councilman, and eight years as a Tooele County Commissioner. He retired from the Tooele Army Depot after 33 years. His part-time job was repairing and installing furnaces.

He loved to hunt, fish, and ride his four-wheeler with the family. He built a cabin at Scofield Reservoir. He was especially proud of catching a 100-pound halibut in Alaska. He enjoyed watching his U of U Utes and was an avid fan who enjoyed the banter with rival fans.

He was active in the LDS church and served in numerous leadership positions including Bishop, High Counselor and in the Stake Presidency. He has been a faithful servant of the Lord with a strong and lasting testimony.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Beverly; brother Glen; sisters Millie Lee, Thelma Naylor and Maxine Painter.

He is survived by his children, Ron (Helen), Carla Wickham (Jerry), Bryce (Terri), Jolene Bluck; and foster children, Dean, Doreen and Florece Howard; his 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will be holding private services Saturday, July 11, 2020. Interment will be held at the Grantsville City Cemetery.

Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

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