Coach Graydon “Soup” Stromme died peacefully at his home at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth last week at the age of 91.
He was an outstanding high school football, basketball and baseball coach and also served as the Duluth-Superior Dukes general manager from 1960-68, when they were a Detroit Tigers’ minor-league affiliate.
Coach Stromme moved to Ecumen Lakeshore last year and quickly got down to the business of organizing activities. “He got people to rally around things. He was a coach until the very end,” his daughter Karen said. “The people here treated him like family.”
The Stromme family is planning a memorial service this summer.
Read Duluth News Tribune reporter Jon Nowacki’s obituary about Coach Stromme’s life and career.