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June 25, 2013
Lance...

My parents, the late Minnie Emma Wistinghausen Powers Allison, who died on February 26 of this year at the age of 103, and my Dad, the great golfer, Walter Powers, who died on November 19, 1969, at the age of 59, told me wonderful stories about their friendship with your Dad. In fact, I mentioned your Dad in my Mother's obituary published in The Blade on March 6, 2013. My Dad was the Assistant Pro at Sylvania Country Club when Byron Nelson was the Pro at Inverness. Your Dad and my Dad played golf together many, many times, including on The Tour. In fact, your Dad, Byron Nelson and my Dad were all elected to the Toledo Area District Golf Association's "Hall of Fame." I got to talk, at length, with your Dad when he visited the man I was working for in New York City. He remembered both my Mother and Dad fondly. In fact, my Mother talked about how dashing your Dad was and how tickled she was when he asked her to dance at a Sylvania Country Club event. I want to thank your Mother and Dad and the Stranahan family for all they did for Toledo! I know most everyone who grew up in Toledo (I grew up in Temperance) knows the Stranahan name, but, I am not sure they know just how much your family contributed to the well being and economic growth of Toledo over the years. Your Dad got a big kick out of something that involved my Dad and Byron Nelson. My Dad was the Pro at Kettenring Country Club in Defiance, Ohio, when he asked Mr. Nelson if he would come there and play an Exhibition with him. Mr. Nelson agreed. He was quite famous by that time and the gallery consisted of hundreds upon hundreds of people. My Dad won! I have the newspaper clipping in my Dad's scrapbook! Your Dad thought it was great that a little scrapper like my Dad could beat the GREAT "Sir" Byron! Please accept my deepest condolences upon the loss of your Dad, and, please carry on the incredible philanthropic work your family has always done in Toledo and elsewhere. God speed, Mr. Stranahan. And, Lance, take good care of all those memories you have made with your Dad over these many years. In sympathy and friendship, Evelyn Powers, Bloomington, Indiana
June 25, 2013
Lance,

Sandi and I send our heartfelt condolences to you.

I had the privilege of spending many wonderful times personally with my dear friend Frank. We played golf, talked business and shared the journey of life. Socializing with Frank, Ann, Shirley and Irwin Fruchtman were some of the best times of my life.
Frank was an incredible talent to say the very least. His accomplishments are recorded in history for all to enjoy forever. He was even a better man.

Rest in peace my good friend. You will be eternally missed.

Jerry and Sandi Shulak
Scottsdale, Arizona
June 25, 2013
I am not a golfer, but I, too, had the privilege of being invited to see the tribute of Mr. Stranahan at Habitec by Jim Smythe. At the time I was taken by Jim's deep admiration for this prolifically talented golfer who he so admired. Still not a golfer but now I understand his devotion to the man. What a beautiful story of a life. I send my regards to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and will miss him, especially family. I am honored to have learned more of this gentleman and will remember him as I saw his tributes.
June 25, 2013
Very inspiring man
June 25, 2013
Inspired by the way he lived

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