Erwin Jacob Strecker passed away October 15, 2018

Erwin Jacob Strecker, 92, past resident of Eden Isle, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN. The eldest of four siblings, he was born Otober 9, 1926 in Beulah, ND to Ukrainian immigrants of german descent.  He served as a US Navy tail gunner, enlisting upon HS graduation in 1944, and came home to earn a degree in Geological Engineering from the University of North Dakota.  Erwin enjoyed a long career as a geologist, working for several major oil companies.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjorie Strecker; daughter, Charlotte Rutherford (Glenn); five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8816 Poplar Pike, Germantown,TN 38138, where donations may be made in lieu of flowers.