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Leroy A. Strubberg

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Leroy A. Strubberg Obituary
Leroy A. Strubberg, 82, New Haven, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Leroy, son of the late Edwin J. Strubberg and wife Rose, nee Gildehaus, was born May 29, 1936, in Washington. Leroy attended Immaculate Conception Grade School in Union, and graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1954. He then went on to attend St. Louis University. He graduated with a B.S. degree in accounting in 1960. Leroy was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Dierking Nov. 10, 1957, at Immaculate Conception Church, Union. The couple made their home in Union and moved to New Haven in 1974. Leroy owned and operated two accounting offices for 43 years, one in Union and a second in New Haven.

Leroy was an accomplished accountant and was recognized nationwide for his achievements. In 1990, he was awarded the Accountant of the Year by the National Society of Public Accountants and also served as its state director from 1972 to 1976. He also served on the IRS Commissioners Advisory and was chairman for the National Society of Public Accountants Federal Taxation Committee. He was awarded the Missouri Society of Accountants Outstanding Achievement Award in 1985. He was chosen to be on the St. Louis IRS District Director and Liaison Committee for four years and served as the Kansas City IRS Service Center liaison. Leroy served as president of the Missouri Society of Accountants in 1974 and president of the National Society of Accountants in 1996.

While Leroy was very accomplished in his career and professional life, he was even more dedicated to his local community and was most proud of his volunteer work close to home. He was a member of the Union Volunteer Fire Department for 62 years and served on all committees and ranks. He was captain for six years as well. Leroy also was a member of the Union Rotary for 61 years and had perfect attendance for 48 years. He was a past member of the Union Jaycees and the Franklin County Fair Board. He was one of the organizers for the Franklin County Cattlemen's Association and was a member for 48 years, as well as a member of the National Cattlemen's Association for 35 years. Leroy was a founding member of the Union Ambulance District and was instrumental in establishing the Emergency Numbering System for Franklin County. He served on the United Way Board, the Financial Committee for the Emmaus Homes and the East Central College Accounting Advisory Board. In addition, he served on the Union Chamber of Commerce, the Industrial Development Corporation, Union R-XI Foundation and was one of the founders of First State Community Bank. Leroy was awarded the Union Jaycees Outstanding Young Man in 1972, Fireman of the Year in 1972, Future Farmers of America Civic Award in 1976, Union Volunteer Fire Department Life Saving Award in 1985 and 1986, Missouri Life Saving Award in 1983 and 1987, the Distinguished Service Award in 1993 and the Long Haul Award in 2006. Leroy was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Leroy is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Strubberg, nee Dierking, New Haven; two daughters, Kathy Langenberg and husband David, Washington, and Julie Gaugh and husband Chet, Union; two sons, Jim Strubberg and wife Sharon, and Tom Strubberg and wife Kim, all of New Haven; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carol Henderson and Janette Strubberg, both of Union; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Melvin, Eldo and Ewald Strubberg.

A funeral Mass was held Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Union, with the Rev. Joe Post officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception School or St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

The Strubberg family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.
Published in The Missourian on Sept. 8, 2018
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