Lenora Mae Strakis
Lenora Mae (Ortel) Strakis went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on _March 5, 2021 after leading a life full of service to her Lord, family, and friends. The back door was always open for neighbors and relatives to come in and visit over a cup of coffee. Lenora, better known as Norie, was born on May 31, 1928, to Louis Fredrich and Mary Christine Schwier Ortel in New Palestine, Indiana. Her parents operated a one-hundred-acre farm until 1942. She had fond memories of her dad plowing fields with his two work mules, Tom and Jerry. Norie grew up on the farm with her sisters Olga and Esther but was found more often hanging around her brother Walt as he would do the chores on the...