Walking On -- Dru Stromberg Jr.
Dru William Stromberg Jr.
April 14, 1993 – Oct. 26, 2016
Tribal member Dru William Stromberg Jr. walked on at this Tillamook home on Oct. 26, 2016. He was born to Dru William Stromberg Sr. and Tracy (Wright) on April 14, 1993, in Tillamook.
Dru attended Tillamook schools and graduated from Tillamook High School where he was a wrestler. He met Katalina Pulido in March 2011 and they began dating. Dru became involved in the life of her son, Colton Pulido. Soon after, Dru joined the Marine Corps in June and was stationed in Charleston, S.C., for five years as a corrections officer at the Naval Consolidated Brig.
Dru married Katalina in May 2014 and they had their first daughter, Emma Rose Stromberg, on Nov. 14, 2014. He and Katalina had their second daughter, Delilah Mae Stromberg, on Nov. 20, 2015.
Dru was honorably discharged this year and moved home to Tillamook and worked at Stimson Lumber. He liked to go fishing, drive his jeep, loved playing with his children, working out, flexing in mirrors, spending time with his wife and hanging out and laughing with friends and family.
Dru is survived by his wife, Katalina Stromberg; daughters, Delilah and Emma Stromberg; stepson, Colton Pulido; father, Dru Stromberg Sr.; mother, Tracy Witthoft; stepfather, Donovan Witthoft; brother, Jeffrey Witthoft; sister, Angel Cavanaugh and her husband, Tim, all of Tillamook; his grandparents of Tillamook and Grand Ronde, and many friends.
A celebration of Dru’s life was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Tillamook Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements were in the care of Waud’s Funeral Home.