Ted G. Strawser

July 01, 1935 - January 31, 2017

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Calling(s)

Friday, February 03, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of LaGrange

Friday, February 03, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of LaGrange

Service

Saturday, February 04, 10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of LaGrange

Obituary

Ted Strawser, 81, of LaGrange and formerly of Wolcottville died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange.

He was born July 1, 1935, in Steuben County to Earl George and Emma Lavada (Wilcox) Strawser.

He attended school at Huff Corners and LaGrange.

Mr. Strawser honorably served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War. He served in France, Germany, and three bases in the United States.

On October 7, 1958, in Wolcottville he married Peggie A. Smith. She survives in LaGrange.

He was the owner and operator of Patterson’s Furniture Store in Wolcottville and the Wolcottville Antique Mall.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Ted was a volunteer active in many organizations, such as the American Red Cross, LaGrange County Council on Aging, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and LaGrange American Legion Post 215.

Ted enjoyed choir, mission programs at the church, and asking for donations to support Council on Aging and Youth for Christ programs. In 2009, he was named the LaGrange Citizen of the Year. He worked for over a year putting names on the monument at the Court House Square in LaGrange.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sherri (John) Larimer of Howe and Teresa (Tyrone) Stewart of Caledonia, Michigan; a son, Michael (Karen) Strawser of Wolcottville; seven grandchildren, Mark (Beverly) Larimer, David (Angelique) Larimer, Rebekah (Brad) Trump, Jennifer (Ben) DeMaagd, Kimberly Stewart, Bryce Strawser, and Colton Strawser; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Beers of Holly Hill, Florida; and a brother, Bud Strawser of Toledo, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Wava Brooks, Donna McDonald, Tillie Skeels, Wilma Strawser, and Rhoda Rose Strawser; and two brothers, Dean Strawser and Herbert Strawser.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, 209 West Spring Street, LaGrange with Pastor Chris Lantz and Pastor Andrea Lantz officiating.

Calling is Friday, February 3, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Honor guard services will be provided by LaGrange American Legion Post 215.

Preferred memorials are to the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange or to the Parkview Noble Foundation to be designated for the Therapy Department for the Parkinson’s Group.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Lois (Endres) Presdorf
February 5th, 2017 8:19pm
Noblesville, In

I was sadden to read about Ted's passing in the paper. Keeping you, Peggy and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

VIOLA MILLER
February 3rd, 2017 11:57pm
LAGRANGE,IN

PEG AND FAMILY,WHEN GOOD FRIENDS WALK BESIDE US. ON THE TRAILS THAT WE MUST KEEP, OUR BURDENS SEEM LESS HEAVY AND THE HILLS ARE NOT SO STEEP. THE WEARY MILES PASS SWIFTLY TAKEN IN A JOYOUS STRIDE; AND ALL THE WORLD SEEMS BRIGHTER WHEN FRIENDS WALK BY OUR SIDE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

Jamie (Ruswinkle) Witham
February 3rd, 2017 11:20pm
LaGrange

My deepest sympathy. I knew Ted first as a customer and later as a co-worker at the bank. He had a great sense of humor and loved sharing jokes and comics with me. I'm saddened to hear of his passing.

Lauren Newsome
February 3rd, 2017 4:09pm
Wolcottville

Mike, Karen, & family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers may god comfort you during this time!

Penny Leatherman
February 3rd, 2017 2:34pm
Shipshewana, IN

Peggie you have my sincere sympathy. Ted was a great guy. Always had a smile.

John & Carolyn Campbell
February 3rd, 2017 6:51am
Versailles. Mo.

Peggie, prayers sent to you and the family. Ted was such a kind man.

Tom & Laura Merz
February 3rd, 2017 5:25am
2340 Beal Rd Hardin Ky. 42048

So sorry to hear of Teds passing . Thoughts of the family being sent your way

Jack & Elizabeth Oakley
February 3rd, 2017 2:55am
Brighton, Howe,In

Peggy & your family. You are in our thoughts & Prayers in the passing of your loved one, Ted Strawser

Gerald & Dalonda Young
February 2nd, 2017 8:51pm
Wolcottville IN

Our condolences to the Strawser Family. We know what a difficult time this can be.

Jim Neumann
February 2nd, 2017 7:03pm
Park Place Assisted Living Ft

Peggy - Brenda is helping me with this message. Sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of the old days when our kids were young and you lived by the river. I will keep you and your family in my prayers as I will not be able to be there in person.

Nick Boston
February 2nd, 2017 9:47am
Limerick, Ireland

To Michael, Karen, Bryce and Carlton, We are so sorry for your loss and we will remember Ted in our prayers and send him an Irish blessing. Warmest regards, Nick

Tom and Jane Hulen
February 2nd, 2017 4:00am
Wolcottville

Peggie and family, Our deepest sympathy - we are so very sorry for your loss and know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you - God's Blessings, Tom and Jane

Gerald and Jane Hewson
February 2nd, 2017 2:14am
Huntington, IN

Peggie and family, We are so sorry for your loss which is heaven's gain. May God be your comfort and strength in the coming days as you work through your grief and sadness.

Corinne Donat Zuege
February 2nd, 2017 1:37am
Louisville, KY

Peggy, kids and grandkids, We're sorry to learn of Ted's passing and send heart-felt condolences to you in your loss. We'll keep you in our prayers. John and Corinne Zuege