Extending my sincere sympathy to Dennie's family. He was so much help to me and my staff when we were new to the clerk treasurer's office. He was so patient and never made us feel stupid. I am sure his name will come up many times when we work on the budget for 2014. We always knew he was just a phone call away. May your memories bring you comfort. God Bless.
REMEMBERING MY GOOD FRIEND:
I met Dennie in 1989 when I went to work for the State. He was always helpful and I could ask him question after question and he never got frustrated or acted as if I was a bother. Dennie and I quickly became friends. We came to know each other's strengths and weaknesses. He came to know my family and I knew his as well.
Dennie was always there for me through good times and bad. He loved to give to others and cared little about getting anything back. He gave of himself so generously. I have many things that Dennie has given me over the years. I was struggling through a real rough time a few years back. My world was crushing in and Dennie was there for me. He did not judge or condemn even though he surely could have and maybe even should have. He was there for support and encouragement. During that time, he gave me a Tiger Eye Cross and a card explaining that the Tiger Eye represented Courage, luck, strength, focus, grounding and bravery—all the things I needed at the time.
Dennie and I hit every Goodwill and Salvation Army store, every thrift shop and Antique store in our part of the state. Not to mention every Cracker Barrel too. What fun we had!!
We did not see each other as much these last few years as he moved on to other jobs, but when did, it was like no time had passed. We always picked up right where we left off. That is what genuine friendship is.
A kind, calm and humble man, he loved his family more than life itself. He worked so hard and gave more hours of his time than he ever got paid for. That was just Dennie.
I feel so privileged that we crossed paths so many years ago. If I can honor him in anyway, it will be to try and treat my fellow man as Dennie Stroud did--Certainly a tough act to follow. He will be missed by so many people, but God surely needed him more than us.
Gail Nolting Snyder
With sincere sympathy to the entire family. Dennie was the kindest man I have ever known. He made everyone feel special & as if your issue was the only one of in the world. He dearly loved his children & family he spoke so highly of all of you. Jessica, he just told me Thursday about sending you roses, he said you are such a good girl you deserve them :) The State of Indiana lost a wonderful, intelligent gentleman. God bless all of you.
Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all. As the days and weeks pass and as you return to daily routine, may you be comforted by the love of your family and friends.
Denny was at the school when I worked in the cafeteria. He was a special person and kind to everyone. I know he will be missed. My sympathy to his family.
To the family, I am so sorry to of the loss of Dennie. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, Dennie was at Crawford County Schools when I met and became acquainted with him, always liked his positive spirit and easy manor. God Bless and Keep you All.
Such a kind man. He always had a smile and a hello for me. You will be missed my friend
Jessica, this candle is for you. May the memories of your Dad always shine bright and last forever in your heart. Memories can never be taken from us, so he will always be at your side. Blessings upon you!!
To Jessica and the whole Stroud family---My heart aches for all of you at this time. Dennie was such a positive influence. He helped me so much to get through some of those dreaded Budget Hearings. He told me that he thought I was going to have a heart attack on him one year when we thought the library budget would take a deep plunge. He was always so concerned and so conscientious. He will be missed by all but will always be in our hearts.
He was a good decent man. I remember him from my grade school days when he was custodian and through out my life.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.R.I.P. Denny.You were a sweet man.Always had time to talk.John and Barb Elliott
Uncle Dennie was a kind man full of compassion. He was a wonderful father and treated each of his children as if they were the reason he walked this Earth. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
To the Stroud family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of working with Dennie at the City of Austin. He was a terrific person and will be greatly missed.
One of the best people I've ever met. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and your family. Dennie was loved by everyone.
May peace find the way to soften your loss and prayers find a way for you to continue!
my heart breaks during this sad time of loosing my friend. Dennie was one of a kind special man that was always there when you needed him. I had the pleasure of working with him at the highway dept. and all I can say is Dennie my friend I will miss you dearly..
I can easily say that Dennie was one of my favorite people. I will miss him.
I am so sorry. Dennie was a very sweet man, and his brother Dave thought the world of him. He was always very kind to me.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the Stroud family. Denny was a good man & I have vivid memories of him in the Milltown Elementary hallways smiling & being so kind to us children. May the great memories comfort you during this time & in the days to come.
So Sorry for your loss. Dennie was a great help to all the Trustee's in the area. He was always open to helping and giving advice. He could always make things ok. And he thought we were the ones with hard jobs. Ha Ha Will be missed. Dave Riley Georgetown
So sorry for the loss of a great guy. I knew Dennie from being a trustee in Jefferson Co. Fred L Stilwell, Lexington,In
Condolences from the Metzger Family. So sorry Betty and family for your loss.
Love, Marjorie Metzger