The second child of Ron and Barbara Stratman; Rhonda remembers countless days
of sewing patches on hats and hand cutting decals for the family business.
She processed orders from their Florissant, Missouri home where boxes covered
the basement floor. Rhonda worked for Wohl Shoe doing data entry after graduating
from McCluer North High School in 1976. In 1977, the location closed and Rhonda
decided to put her office skills to work with the family business, then located
in Berkley. At that time Rhonda oversaw a department of three employees who
processed and filed paperwork.
In 1978, Rhonda married Greg Thompson, a motorcycle racer she met while traveling
with the family business. Rhonda and Greg have two children, Justin and Katie.
Today, Rhonda is the Vice President of RK Stratman and leads both the IT and
Scheduling Departments. Greg has retired from RK Stratman and Justin works in
Production. Rhonda and Greg have two granddaughters and currently Katie is taking
time from her position at RK Stratman to stay home with them. Like her siblings,
Rhonda’s top priority is being a grandma and she loves every minute with her girls.