Campo Bom city hall announced three days of mourning due to the death of businessman Claudio Strassburger, aged 95, this Wednesday (1st). The wake will be at Campo Bom City Hall from 8 am on Thursday (2). The farewell ceremony is scheduled to end at 4 pm and then the body will be cremated.
Claudio Strassburger’s body will be laid to rest at Campo Bom City Hall
Photo: GES Archive
“An irreparable loss for the city of Campo Bom, but also for the entire State of Rio Grande do Sul. Dr. Cláudio played a fundamental role as a great entrepreneur in the leather footwear sector, having founded one of the largest companies in RS, Strassburger , and having maintained thousands of jobs for many years in the region. Furthermore, it was a pioneer in the export of footwear, having opened markets in England and later in several other countries, exporting millions of pairs of shoes, paving the way for many other companies to do the same”, highlights the mayor of Campo Bom, Luciano Orsi .
Orsi also remembers Strassburger’s career in politics, highlighting his work as a councilor, state secretary of Industry and Commerce, federal deputy, vice-governor, as well as being a director of several entities, such as vice-president of Fiergs.
“Campo Bom is in mourning, declaring official mourning for three days, for the loss of one of the city’s greatest icons. In the entrepreneurial sector, pioneer. Great political reference in Campo Bom, having achieved the highest position ever held by a Campo Bom resident in the history of the municipality”, concludes the mayor.
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Read the city hall’s full note of condolence:
“The Municipality of Campo Bom, with deep regret, announces the death of Dr. Cláudio Enio Strassburger, this Wednesday (1st), at the age of 95. A businessman, Cláudio founded Strassburger S/A Indústria e Comércio, a pioneer in exports of footwear from Brazil, in 1968, from Campo Bom to England.
The company was certainly one of the largest in the history of Vale do Sinos, extremely important for the economic development of the region. He was state secretary of Industry and Commerce, from 1975 to 1978, federal deputy, elected in 1978, and vice-governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, elected in 1982, a great political representation of Sinos.”