Franklin Martin Strohecker, 83, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a fall and subsequent brain hemorrhage.

Frank was born August 29, 1930, in Seattle Washington. He lived most of his life in Washington; the past five years in Mount Vernon.

He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Jane Strohecker; his brother, James Strohecker; son, Franklin Martin Strohecker Jr. (Marty); two daughters; Marcia Harmon and Kathleen Strohecker; a grandson, Michiaki Shimazaki and many close friends.

A 1948 graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle Washington, then the United States Naval Academy in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Frank also completed five years of active service in the Navy, where he sailed the seas all around the world as a Lieutenant.

After serving in the Navy, Mr. Strohecker returned to Seattle to join his father at Strohecker, Inc. working for more than three decades as a manufacturers' representative in the wholesale electrical business. Upon retirement from the family business, Frank pursued many passions including real estate sales and tax preparation with H&R Block. He also spent a few years carrying mail for the United States Post Office. Second retirement offered Frank more time to watch his beloved sports and keep up with the worlds of finance and politics while continuing to read voraciously and play computer games to keep his mind sharp.

An avid golfer for most of his life, Frank thoroughly enjoyed sports, spending several years as a soft-pitch baseball umpire. Frank's love of animals, most especially dogs, was apparent to all who knew him.

No services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Kern Funeral Home. You may share your memories of Franklin by signing his online register at

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Kern Funeral Home
1122 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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