Bill Strum

William "Bill" Strum (born April 16, 1938 in Bemidji, Minnesota, United States; died August 28, 2010[1][2][3]) was an American curler from Superior, Wisconsin.[4]

Bill Strum
Born(1938-04-16)April 16, 1938
DiedAugust 28, 2010(2010-08-28) (aged 72)
Curling clubSuperior CC,
Superior, Wisconsin
Member Association United States
World Championship
5 (1965, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1978)
2 (1988, 1992; demo)

He is a three-time World Men's champion (1965, 1974, 1978) and a five-time United States men's curling champion (1965, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1978).

He played in the 1988 Winter Olympics and at the 1992 Winter Olympics when curling was a demonstration sport. In 1988, the USA men's team finished in fourth place, in 1992 they won bronze medal.

Personal life

Strum attended Superior Central High School. He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and was a partner with Central Sheet Metal. He was also a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. He was married to Betty and had three children.



1962-63[6]Bud SomervilleJack HorstRay SomervilleBill Strum
1964–65Bud SomervilleBill StrumAl GagneTom WrightUSMCC 1965
WCC 1965
1965–66[6]Bud SomervilleBill StrumAl GagneTom Wright
1967–68Bud SomervilleBill StrumAl GagneTom WrightUSMCC 1968
WCC 1968
1968–69Bud SomervilleBill StrumFranklin BradshawGene OvesenUSMCC 1969
WCC 1969
1973–74Bud SomervilleBob NicholsBill StrumTom LockenUSMCC 1974
WCC 1974
1974–75[6]Bud SomervilleBob NicholsBill StrumTom Locken
1975–76[6]Bud SomervilleBob NicholsBill StrumTom Locken
1976–77[6]Bud SomervilleBob NicholsBill StrumTom Locken
1977–78Bob NicholsBill StrumTom LockenBob ChristmanUSMCC 1978
WCC 1978
1987–88Bob Nichols (4th)Bud Somerville (skip)Tom LockenBob ChristmanBill Strum
WOG 1988 (4th)
1991–92Tim Somerville (4th)Mike StrumBud Somerville (skip)Bill StrumBob Nichols
USOCT 1991
WOG 1992


  2. USA Curling ("Curler Bill Strum, who won the world championships three times and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team when curling was a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992, has passed away at age 72.")
  3. Tales from Sheet Nine - Passing of curlers both sad and uplifting - Sep 2010 - USAcurl
  5. Hall of Fame Members - USA Curling - Team USA
  6. "Wisconsin State Champions - Men's". Wisconsin State Curling Association. Retrieved Dec 13, 2019.
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