He was born and went to school in Germany with early training in horticulture and further studied and practiced creative engineering, mechanical drafting and technical design. He had a special enthusiasm for plants and animals. Erhard had many recreational interests including tennis, skiing, soccer, hunting, hiking, travelling and others. Most importantly he very much enjoyed sharing all of these loves in life with family and friends.
Erhard was a member of St Peters Lutheran Church. He leaves his loving and giving wife Helga (nee Harre) and 2 loving daughters Claudia (Martin) Dault and Martina (Jeff) Vandelannoote . He was the dear brother of Siegfried (Lydia) Strenzke, Ruth Grisebach, Erika Guenther, Hans (Evi) Strenzke and (Heidi Strenzke), and was a much loved uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was sadly predeceased by his younger sister Dieta Kilper, youngest brother Botho Strenzke and brothers-in-law Detlev and Manfred.
Cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food Bank of Waterloo as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519,772.1237. Please visit Erhard's obituary notice on Facebook.