Chris Bernhard Strommen

Chris Bernhard Strommen, a resident of Santa Fe, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Chris was born August 24, 1955, to Chris and Virginia Strommen in Galveston, Texas.
Chris was a lifetime resident of Galveston County and a successful local business owner of Strommen Painting Enterprises Inc. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His dedication to friends and colleagues within Galveston County was unmistakable.
Chris leaves behind his wife, Jerri Strommen; sons, Robert Strommen and wife Dana, Joshua Strommen and wife Leslie; sisters, Elizabeth Naschke and husband Derrill and Christina Stevens; six grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Tyson, Brooklyn, Harper, and Adaline Strommen.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Gary Strommen and brother in law, Kevin Stevens.
The Strommen Family would like to thank the UTMB Cardiothoracic and Cardiology physician services along with the nurses, therapists, and technicians of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Cardiology floor.
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a memorial in Chris’s name to the American Heart Association. If you choose to send a check make all checks payable to: American Heart/American Stroke Association and mail to Jerri Strommen, 3503 Quartermoon Ct., Santa Fe, TX.
In his honor a visitation from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway Galveston, Texas. A funeral mass at 12:00 pm will follow. Pallbearers are Clyde Brown, John Brown, Kenny Wagner, Lawrence Leimer, Tyler Strommen, Daryl Sellers, Hayden Sellers, Cole Sellers, and Erling Kalsnes.
Officiating will be Father Frank Fabj and under the direction of Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, Texas.


  1. So sorry for your loss, I consider Chris a friend . I know him through POF Paints I worked there . He was a great person to talk to and be around he will be truly missed.

  2. An exceptional person he was,
    He had the will to live.
    He will be missed forever in time.
    My deepest condolence to you and your family.

    Mr. & Mrs. Clemente Garcia
  3. We are so sad lo learn of Chris’s passing. We are praying for you all.

    Nancy Cooper
  4. Praying for all of you…for the comfort and the peace that passes all understanding. May your memories be dear and may you hold them throughout your lives.

    Terri Rothrock
  5. I am so sorry for you loss. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Charla Guidry
  6. Chris
    You were such a wonderful man and I so loved the conversations we used to have about politics. Please watch over my friend Jeri and all your family still down here and no hunting in heaven! Sorry. I admired the fighter that was in you. I will always remember when Jeri & I took u outside at the rehab. and how your face lit up when you were able to take your socks off and feel the sun on your head again. And now no pain, no hospitals. You can just rest and feel the sun any time you want. May God bless you and your family during these difficult times,. Keeping y’all in my prayers.

    Kathy Bunker
  7. So very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you all!

    Mary Crouch
  8. Chris and I were roommates in college.We both competed on the track and field team in the field events, Chris was an Awesome Hammer thrower,shot put, and Discus competitor. He was highly respected by his teammates and coaches. We lost touch after college and I just found out about his passing he will be truly missed. Rest well my friend. Lee Walker

    Lee Walker
    • Lee, this is Josh Strommen, Chris’s son. If you have a chance, could you email me?

      Thank you!

      Josh Strommen

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