In loving memory of

Allan Strelow
January 17, 1929 - December 31, 2020

Allan Junior Strelow, 91, of Rochester passed away on December 31, 2020 in his home surrounded by those he loved. Allan was born on January 17, 1929 in Stockton, MN to Leonard and Linda (Wilkins) Strelow.

Allan graduated from Winona High School in 1947. He grew up working on the family farm and served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He married Eunice Elaine Luedtke on June 17, 1955. The couple then moved to Rochester where Allan shared his love of auto mechanics by working at various car dealerships, owning a Ford Texaco station, and teaching future generations at Rochester Area Vocational and Technical Institute. After his retirement, Allan enjoyed working a variety of jobs to stay busy and spending time with his grandchildren. Allan's greatest joy was to have fun and help others; whether that be fixing friends and neighbors vehicles, skateboarding with the grandchildren, building and creating items for others, or spending countless hours playing outside with grandchildren and his beloved dog, Luna.

Survivors include: three daughters, Michelle (John) Potter, Debra (Donald Martinson) Strelow and Stephanie (Rich) Behne; nine grandchildren, Megan Potter, Derek (Rainy) Potter, Cory Guenther, Britain (Renae) Bucknell, Kelsey (Kevin) Baertsch, Bayly Bucknell, Breeann Behne, Lindsay Behne and Charlie Strelow; seven great grandchildren, Lauren Guenther, Lane Guenther, Aaron Bucknell, Oaklen Baertsch, Morgan Bucknell, Radke Potter and Hannah Potter. Allan was preceded in death by: his parents, wife, Eunice, his one daughter, Tammi and one great grandson, Allan.

The family will have a 1:00pm graveside service on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

Any memorials can be directed to Mayo Hospice. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to Alisha and the entire Mayo Hospice team for their exceptional support and care.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Strelow family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Don Supalla wrote on Jan 8, 2021:

"As a Technical College colleague, Al was such a joy to be around. His energy, enthusiasm and smile were contagious. His excitement in sharing his knowledge, expertise and experience with those that wanted to follow in his footsteps was evident every day in the classroom and shop. Sending Al's family loving thoughts, prayers and sympathy."

Diane and Dave Brotherton wrote on Jan 4, 2021:

"Please know Shelly, Deb & Steph, that our thoughts and prayers are with you during these sad days, also sending lots of love to you and your families, we know how much he was loved and will be missed by all of you. May God's love surround and comfort you all in the days ahead. Love & hugs Diane & Dave"