John W. Strouse October 1, 1923 March 30, 2013 John W. Strouse, 89, of State College, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born Oct 1, 1923, in State College, he was the son of the late Harry Leroy "Roy" and Helen Ralston Strouse. On March 6, 1948, he married Ethel L. Corl, who survives. He is also survived by four children, Ronald A. Strouse and his wife, Deborah M.R., Sylvia S. Way and her husband, Clifford Jr., David L. Strouse and his wife, Melissa, all of State College and Molly A. Kline and her husband, Kenneth Jr., of Spring Mills; nine grandchildren: Andrew Strouse and his wife, Anna, Amber Olkowski and her husband, Ryan, Alidia Strouse, Angela Genito and her husband, Dennis, Amy Bowen and her husband, Marcus, Matthew Way, Curtis Strouse, Jacob Strouse, Miranda Kline; and two great grandchildren, Vincent Strouse and Cole Strouse. He was a third generation farmer on his family farm for 60 years retiring in 1990. John was a member of the Pine Hall Lutheran Church in State College and served on the church council. He was also a member of Baileyville Sportsmen's Club and Pine Grove Mills Men's Chorus. He enjoyed gardening and camping with family, Gospel and Blue Grass music, visiting Belleville and Honey Creek Inn on Wednesdays and traveling to Florida with friends. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Visitation will also be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Pine Hall Lutheran Church. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.at the church with the Rev. Susan Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Comfort and Love Hospice, subgroup of Centre Crest Auxiliary. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Hall Lutheran Church, 1760 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Apr. 2, 2013