October 12, 1983 - December 17, 2014


Funeral services will be 10:30AM Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell for Daniel Strenge who died Wednesday after a long, painful, and courageous battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Bishop Jon Anderson and Rev. Jeff Sackett will officiate and burial will follow. Visitation will be held at Celebration Lutheran on Friday from 3-7PM, with a time of storytelling and prayer at 6:30PM, and from 9:00-10:30AM Saturday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Daniel was born in Fridley to Larry and Elizabeth (Torkelson) Strenge. He lived in St. Paul until moving with his family to Brownton in 1987 and moved with his family to Sartell in 1994. He attended early grades in Brownton and attended Sartell Schools from 4th -12th grade, graduating in 2002. Dan was very active in high school, participating as a three sport athlete in football, wrestling and baseball. Daniel was in the top ten of his class and also active in National Honor Society, Student Council and was voted “most respected” and “most likely to succeed” by his classmates. He was a member of Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell where he enjoyed participating on several mission trips. He graduated with honors from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, earning a physics degree. After college he worked at Charles River Associates in Pasadena as a research analyst, and more recently at Cargill, Inc. in Minneapolis as a commodities trader. Daniel was a very kind, compassionate and generous person. He enjoyed a good competition, especially through strategy games. He had a brilliant mind, was very well read and throughly loved to learn. He also enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He was empathetic, a great listener, and was always a generous, wise, and loyal friend to many.

Survivors include his parents, Rev. Larry and Rev. Elizabeth Strenge of Sartell; brother, Nathan (Amy) Strenge, St Paul; grandmother, Grace Strenge, St James; aunts and uncles: Mae (John) Rowe, Charles (Becky) Torkelson, Carolyn (Brad Beneke) Torkelson, John (Linda Merritt) Torkelson, Diane (LaRoy) Fast, Mike (Deanna) Strenge, Tim (Steph) Strenge; and many loving cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norval & Mildred Torkelson and Lawrence Strenge; and cousin, Captain Levi Torkelson.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research given to the family or through GoFundMe.com/dts_cfs.