Anna Emma 'Goose' Herrmann-Stroman


Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005


  Anna Emma (Goose) Herrmann-Stroman

Anna Emma (Goose) Herrmann-Stroman

Nikiski resident and lifelong Alaskan Anna Emma "Goose" Herrmann-Stroman died Monday, April 4, 2005, at her home in Nikiski. She was 50.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway. A potluck will be held at 5 p.m. Monday following the service at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Honorary pallbearers will be George Setuk, Ernie Setuk, David Herrmann, Gerald Herrmann, Henry Matson Jr. and Thomas Stroman. Her ashes will be scattered at Naknek, where she grew up, at a later date.

Ms. Stroman was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Levelock. She attended Bristol Bay High School. She lived in Levelock, Naknek, Dillingham, Port Heiden, Palmer, Kenai and Nikiski. She commercial fished since the age of 7.

Ms. Stroman enjoyed basketball and sketching.

"She loved her girls and her grandsons. She touched the hearts of everyone she met. She held her family and friends close. She was a very stubborn person. If anyone needed anything, she would always be there. Her priority was to make sure her girls and grandsons were taken care of," her family said.

Ms. Stroman was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward Setuk and Andrew Setuk; and mother-in-law, Nancy Stroman.

She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Matson of Port Heiden, Amanda and Michelle Stroman, both of Nikiski, and Amber Dawn Herrmann of Nikiski; grandsons, Joshua Kosbruk and Mark "Softo" Kosbruk Jr., both of Port Heiden; parents, Henry and Helen Herrmann of Anchorage; and siblings, George Setuk of Anchorage, Ella Charley of Houston, Ernie Setuk of Levelock, David Herrmann of Levelock, Helen Austerman of Oregon and Gerald Herrmann and Adelheid Herrmann, both of Anchorage.

Memorial donations may be sent to Amanda Stroman, P.O. Box 7488, Nikiski, AK 99635.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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