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Gerry Strouse

Gerry David Strouse

Friday, July 9th, 1954 - Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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Gerry D. Strouse, 65, of West Salem, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, April 16, 2020 at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gerry was born in Ashland, Ohio on July 9, 1954 to the late Raymond E. and Leatrice W. (Knapp) Strouse. He had been a resident of Ashland County his entire lifetime. He was a graduate of Ashland High School class of 1972.
He had worked at Home Hardware in Ashland for 15 years and more recently in the production department of Premium Building Products in West Salem, Ohio.
He attended the West Salem United Methodist Church. He was a volunteer for the Mapleton High School Band helping the members with the transportation of their instruments to other schools during the football season. He was also an artist having made designs and back drops for Grace Brethren Church in Homerville and the Red Haw United Methodist Church.
His hobbies including Arts and Crafts, baking and decorating cakes and working on model cars.
On October 16, 1976 Gerry was married to Rita F. Funk and they celebrated 43 years of marriage last October.
He is survived by his wife, Rita F. Strouse of West Salem, his daughter, Rebekah M. (Kyle) Pinches of Pendleton, IN; his son, Dana J. (Lisa) Strouse of Orrville, OH; two granddaughters, Alaina and Amelia Strouse; his sister, Vicki Sorrell of Idaho and his brother, Dale E. (Marilyn) Strouse of Cottage Grove, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Archie Sorrell and a niece, Lisa Lane.
Private services for the immediate family will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 with the Rev. Layton Broome officiating. A public service, celebrating Gerry’s life will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the West Salem United Methodist Church, 80 E. Buckeye St., West Salem, Ohio 44287
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Strouse family with the arrangements
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Carl Ross Oehling

Posted at 06:37pm
Rita very sorry to hear of your great loss. Sorry we could not go. Want you know you both always was loved by the Red Haw Church. You guy's help us a lot at Christmas cookie sale & other things at the Church. You loss a good man & God welcomed him home! May God comfort you & give you peace! We gave in his name to the West Salem UM Church.

Marcia Fritz

Posted at 05:04pm
Chuck and I send our condolences to you all at Gerry’s passing. It doesn’t seem that it was very long ago that we were working on band activities and getting ready for graduation. It was a busy enjoyable time but one we will always remember with Becky and Carrie.

Michael Seibert

Posted at 02:17pm
Gerry was my neighbor growing up in rural Ashland county. Many fond memories

Kathy Kreiling

Posted at 04:13pm
Rita, I'm so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. He was a great person to work with at Home hardware in the 80"s. He sure knew his toys and how they worked when asked by a customer. He was so proud to Marry you Rita and build the new home in West Salem. We sure had a lot of laughs. You were blessed to have been his wife. God be with you and your family. Kathy Kreiling

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