OnFocus – January 4, 1981 brought with it one of the saddest moments in the history of Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department. Lt. Marvin Strohman, who lends his name to Strohman Park downtown, died in the line of duty of a heart attack. He collapsed in the basement of what was then the Clinique Lounge in the 600 block of South Central Ave while carrying an empty fire extinguisher up from the basement.
A Marshfield native, Strohman graduation from Marshfield Senior High School in 1948 and worked for Weinbrenner Shoe Company and MHS before joining the fire department in 1959. He was promoted to lieutenant on October 28, 1972.
Just 50 years old, Strohman was survived by his wife, Jardine, his daughter Lisa, his son David, his parents, and his two grandchildren.
Lisa previously shared memories of her father with OnFocus:
We welcome your stories! Contact us at [email protected]!