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Carl E. StrousCarl E. Strous, 82, of Amanda, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at the Ohio State University. He was born April 21, 1934 in Pickaway County and was the son of the late Fred and Carroll (McNeil) Strous. Carl was a member of St. Jacobs Lutheran Church. He was a 1952 graduate of Salt Creek, retired from DuPont and a farmer in Pickaway County for many years. He started a Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Council (WHEC) program at the Circleville DuPont plant. This was the first such program in Ohio and he received the U.S. Ambassador Award in 1993 for his efforts. Carl was instrumental in the formation of the Tarlton Fire Dept. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
Carl is survived by his wife of 55 years, Thelma (Hartranft) Strous; son, Kevin (Kathy) Strous of New Albany and Sherry Lendhurst of Grove City; grandchildren Jacob, Jennalee and Jonathan Strous and Lindsay Lendhurst. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Strous.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda. Burial will follow in Tarlton Cemetery where he will be honored by AMVETS Post #2256, Circleville. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family suggest memorial contributions to Tarlton EMS or Logan Elm Health Care Residents Council.
Dear Thelma and family.
I am so, so sorry to be reading Carl's death notice at 2:08 a.m. on Friday, July 1st.
As you know, I came to visit you and him on Tuesday but did not enter the room because of his health situation. Now I regret not taking the risk. I am so sorry.
My prayers are for all of you especially now during this sorrowful time, and in the days to come.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Jane Jones Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM
Kevin and family - I am sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Know that God does care and sees and knows your hurt. Lean on Him, His arms will not fail you. Know that others care and are praying for you and family and your strength for day today.
Millicent McElroy Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers for Carl's family. He is yet another of our Dupont family to have gone on ahead. He was "that guy" that we all went to in the Tech Section when we needed something. He was such a good man and a good friend. And he will be missed. He'll keep an eye on you all until you all meet up again!
Terry (TA) Allen.
Terry L. Allen Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM
The Brothers of Lambda Gamma Epsilon -- Kings -- Fraternity at Otterbein University express our condolences and heart-felt sorrow to our Brother Kevin and all members of the Strous family at the passing of his father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. And to Kevin, our pledge of brotherly love by being Brothers Forever.
The Brothers of Lambda Gamma Epsilon - Kings - Fraternity, Otterbein University Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM