Obituary photo of Pamala Struessel, Denver-CO
In Loving Memory of

Pamala Ruth "Pam" Struessel

1942 - 2022
Obituary photo of Pamala Struessel, Denver-CO
In Loving Memory of

Pamala Ruth "Pam" Struessel

1942 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 10:30am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 6322 South Lakeview Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Newcomer - West Metro Chapel (303-274-6065) is assisting the family
Pamala Ruth "Pam" Struessel Life story video
Pamala “Pam” Ruth Meyer Struessel died at home on May 13, 2022, surrounded by family, after
a 16-month battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a type of brain cancer. She is survived by her
children Tracy Struessel McKinley, Tamara “Tami” Struessel (Michelle Bopp) and Garrett
Struessel (Stacey), by granddaughters Gibbs, Clara and Van McKinley, grandsons Kenneth and
Joseph Struessel and by her sister Janet Meyer Wichmann. She also leaves behind many
nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends collected over her lifetime. She would want
us to mention that she is also survived by her beloved grand and great grand dogs Beasley,
Donny, Millie, Charlie and Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth F.
Struessel, parents, F. Arnold and Bernice “B” Gibbs Meyer, in-laws Floyd and Evelyn Vogt
Struessel, brothers Fritz, Pete and Dennis Meyer and sisters-in-law Marylee Struessel Hoehn
and Sharon Meyer.

Pam was born July 17, 1942, in Mankato, MN. She graduated from Montevideo High School
(Minnesota) in 1961, Lutheran School of Nursing (Diploma in Nursing/St. Louis, MO) in 1964
and Stephens College (Columbia, MO/BA in Psychology) in 1978. She met her husband Ken in
St. Louis and they were married in 1964. After stops in Colorado and California, they moved to
Columbia, MO to raise their family. After her children were grown, she spent many years
moving and traveling around the country working as a camp and pediatric home health nurse.
She settled in Englewood, CO in 2007 to be near family. Sadly, after 56 years of caring for
others, the COVID pandemic forced her retirement in 2020.

Pam had an adventurous soul, traveling around the country and world to see family and friends.
If there was a family event, she was there. She had an infectious smile and laugh and always
showed up for others. She was a wonderful cook and baker and relished sharing this talent. She
was a life-long Lutheran, living her faith through service. She kept a sticky note with the saying
“Preach the Gospel At All Times. If Necessary, Use Words.” She loved children and animals
and even as her cancer progressed and her ability to speak declined, she would randomly come
up with the words “puppies” and “babies.”

A Memorial and Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:30 am
at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6322 S. Lakeview St., Littleton, CO 80120 with a Gathering of
Friends and Family to immediately follow. Please contact the family for local accommodations.
Suggested memorial donations in Pam’s name:

* Annie and Millie’s Place (www.annieandmillies.org) serves those experiencing homelessness
and their pets.
Click here


* Maxfund Animal Shelter, 720 W. 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (Maxfund.org)
Click here


* Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Inc. (PlannedParenthood.org)
Click here
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 10:30am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 6322 South Lakeview Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Newcomer - West Metro Chapel (303-274-6065) is assisting the family

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