William Stroman

William (Coach) Stroman, 87, of Bryan, has moved onto a new light of grace and peace on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Bryan. A memorial service honoring his life and commitment to Christ will be held at 11a.m., Friday, April 15, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in College Station. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Monthalia Lutheran Cemetery at a future date. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Coach Stroman was born to William and Annie Menke Stroman, one of seven children. He was a dedicated man who loved God, his country, and served in the Marine Corps on active duty (Korean War) and in the reserves for thirty-four years. His life passion was influencing and helping others.  As a teacher and coach at Floresville, Jourdanton, Humble and Ganado, he touched the lives of thousands of young men and women during a career that spanned almost 40 years.  Although mainly a football and track coach, to the many lives he touched he was a life coach.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, of 65 years; his sons William “Bump” Stroman and wife Lynda, Mark Stroman and wife Renee; his grandsons, Professor Caleb Stroman and Captain Zachary Stroman (USAF); and many close family members and friends.

Memorial contributions in Coach’s name may be directed to any of the following organizations; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Brazos Valley Hospice, Steele Creek Ranch for Boys, or USMC Toy’s for Tot’s.

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  1. On behalf of the Gustamante a Family we extend our sincere condolences. Coach touched many lives in Jourdanton and was such an inspiration. Nancy, Bump, Mark and family hugs from all of us. Adolph Gustamante
    Rachel Gustamante Morales
    Becky Gustamante
    David Gustamante

  2. Dear Nancy, Mark and Bill,
    We are so saddened to hear of Coach’s passing. He was such a warm and friendly person and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all.
    Michael, Laura, Kaycee and Jaymee Dillon

  3. So very sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking. Mr. Stroman was a wonderful man. I am certain there is a very intense conversation going on in heaven right this moment between Mr. Stroman and Dad about politics….let the thunder begin! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Dear Nancy & family ~
    My prayers are with you during this sad time. Coach always had a smile…..a kind word to share….and always expressed positive thoughts to others. He leaves a great legacy for others to follow. He touched many lives and directed youth to make wise choices. May our Lord stay close during these sad days as you walk life’s journey. May the Angels lead Coach into Paradise. Much love to all ~ Paulette Schomburg McElveen

  5. Dear Nancy & Sons,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. I & my late husband
    truly enjoyed having known Coach here in Ganado. May he rest in peace.
    Semper Fi Marine Stroman.

  6. Nancy and Family, We were sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. We have such fond memories of him, with you alongside him. He was a great example to the community and touched many lives. He was fun to watch in the hay field, too, and always did a great job for all of the Bonnot’s. After you two moved away from Ganado, we, along with Joe & Johna enjoyed visiting with the two of you at Olson Field for the Aggie football games and listening to Bill’s animated stories. Wonderful memories! Our prayers are with you and your family!

  7. To the Stroman Family, I would like to express my sincere condolences to each of you. Coach and the entire family were never forgotten in Jourdanton. We all have fond memories of the good old days at JHS. May God bless you all and grant you the strength and understanding to move on.

  8. May our Heavenly Father welcome Coach with open arms and give him eternal rest , and give comfort and strength to his family. He will always be in our hearts . From the entire De La Rosa Family

  9. The Stroman Family:

    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

    Annette Schorsch Salinas

  10. Mrs. Stroman,
    I just learned of Coach’s passing. I would certainly have been there to honor a man who gave so much to so many. My wife has heard many stories about my days in the locker room and on the field. I think I still have the bag the two of you gave me in 1978.

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