William (Coach) Stroman, 87, of Bryan, has moved onto a new light of grace and peace on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Bryan. A memorial service honoring his life and commitment to Christ will be held at 11a.m., Friday, April 15, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in College Station. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery at a future date. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Coach Stroman was born to William and Annie Menke Stroman, one of seven children. He was a dedicated man who loved God, his country, and served in the Marine Corps on active duty (Korean War) and in the reserves for thirty-four years. His life passion was influencing and helping others. As a teacher and coach at Floresville, Jourdanton, Humble and Ganado, he touched the lives of thousands of young men and women during a career that spanned almost 40 years. Although mainly a football and track coach, to the many lives he touched he was a life coach.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, of 65 years; his sons William “Bump” Stroman and wife Lynda, Mark Stroman and wife Renee; his grandsons, Professor Caleb Stroman and Captain Zachary Stroman (USAF); and many close family members and friends.
Memorial contributions in Coach’s name may be directed to any of the following organizations; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Brazos Valley Hospice, Steele Creek Ranch for Boys, or USMC Toy’s for Tot’s.
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