Halstein Stralberg, 1939 – 2022

by | Nov 7, 2022 | 14 comments

From Daniel Stralberg:

Halstein Stralberg
1939 – 2022
Pappa may your soul be free and find its way to its true home.
You were my father, and also my Subud Brother, Guide, and Mentor. I owe so much of what I am to you.
You were 100% dedicated to Subud for 64+ years, and were universally loved and respected by Subud members around the world.
You did the work that was in front of you without complaints, was always generous with your time, and was always honest and fair.
I was often a little too serious and you knew exactly how to lighten me up when I needed it most with your wonderful laugh.
A life well lived.
I will miss you.


  1. Oh Daniel,
    Thank you for your tribute to your wonderful father. During our delightful conversations to and from the Seattle Latihan (before I moved to Portland in 2018) I got to experience his open heart and vast intellect. His knowledge of Subud history, especially of little known accounts and phenomena, was the deepest of anyone I’ve known in my decades in Subud. I am grateful to have known this dear man whose presence made life clearer, richer and brighter.

  2. Dearest Daniel, thank you for your rich and loving tribute to your dad. You are so right—we all love him and look forward to seeing him when our time comes. He leaves an empty space in our hearts. I am so fortunate to have gotten to spend some precious time with him.

  3. Thanks Daniel for your testimony to your father. This is the first I’ve heard of Halstein’s passing. He was, and I suspect continues to be, a great helper and friend to all who know him. Rest in Peace dear brother. LP

  4. Dear Daniel –
    That is a beautiful remembrance of your father. We are sending love to you and your family and will light a candle today on the mantel as a prayer for him and his journey forward.
    Love, Sulfiati and Sjarifuddin

  5. To my dear Subud brother, Halstein,
    May your journey bring you to your rightful place in the Kingdom of God.

  6. Thank you, Daniel. We all loved him. His dedication to Subud and the latihan was an example to everyone. May your heart find quiet and peace at this time.

  7. Beautiful homage Daniel I felt very similarly about Halsted but I didn’t know him as well as you did of course. You will be missed by so many of us. Love to you and your family. In Peace halimah

  8. May prayers help Halstein’s journey

  9. So many wonderful comments on Facebook. I hope someone can copy and paste them here.

  10. God bless him 🙂 I loved him too 🙂 miss not having him in this world 🙂

  11. May his memory be a blessing. Always a pleasure to be in his company, his kind and caring company.

  12. Hello Daniel, Often when Leonore and I recall fond memories of our brothers and sisters Halstein’s smiling face and gracious manner is first to appear. A true example to us all. Blessings would just pour from his presence. Such a blessing that we all have the Latihan that he so completely put into practice. Blessings to you and your family, Joseph and Leonore

  13. Daniel, a fine tribute to your father. Thank you. He did a terrific job in this life and was a great example of what a true helper is.b

  14. Farewell to you brother Halstein, you were always a calming, sweet, dedicated influence to our practice, decision-making & tasking as national & regional helpers. God bless you on your homeward journey, dear brother.


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