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In Memoriam: Daryl Stroschine (Nov. 16, 1949 – June 5, 2022)

Daryl Gene Stroschine, 72, of Mehama died June 5, 2022. He was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Winner, South Dakota As a teenager he moved to Mehama, and graduated from Stayton High in 1967.

While in high school, he set records in basketball for most rebounds in a single game, most points in a season and others that still stand today. He also played baseball for the Eagles. He twice earned All-American, and was nominated for Oregon Athlete of the Year in the same year that Steve Prefontaine won the honor.

Daryl went on to play basketball for Warner Pacific College in Portland, where he set the bar very high for basketball.  After college he worked for Standard Insurance for many years before transferring over to the lumber industry, where he retired in 2010.  

Daryl coached Little League baseball at the old Roberts Field in Mehama for many years when he was in his 30s and 40s. He was also a singer and loved to entertain, playing at local parties or just for something to do at the local bar with friends and family. 

Daryl also had a hand in the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation, raising awareness by holding a benefit concert and working with the Oregon National Guard to help raise money for a local service member who was wounded while at war and son to a dear friend.  

He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing and passing along his knowledge and understanding of nature and hunting to his children.

Family was very important to Daryl, taking care of both his mother and father and helping them as their time came to pass. Daryl made sure to be involved in his children’s, and his grandchildren’s lives and activities as much as he could. He was generous to those he cared about and was a friend to everyone.

Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bayonne; and sister, Judy. Daryl is survived by his children, Thomas Stroschine, Jonathan Stroschine, and William Summit V; and grandchildren, Audrah Claire, Rainah Gene, Avahlyn Elizabeth, Evangeline Bayonne, Cierra, Freedom, William IV, Waylon, Merrick Daryl, and Alia Gene. 

A celebration of life will take place at 5 p.m. June 17 at Mehama Community Church. Serving the family, Weddle Funeral Service.

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