|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2006|
I did change this a little because it was my dad who wrote his and mom's obituary. Monroe News, Monroe Co, Michigan obituary: Services have been set for Marve L. Strouss, 84, of Monroe who died at 8:18 a.m. Saturday in his home surrounded by family. He had been in ill health for a year. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Aaron Strouss will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
We buried my dad with his cowboy hat on his lap. It was rare my dad was ever seen without his hat on. Rev. A. R. Whittaker, our Pastor at Victory Temple Church of God said he just knew I would have it with dad since everyone knew him with his hat.
My dad was Born June 27, 1921, in Jackson, he was the son of Robert E. and Velma (Cauthon) Strouss. He married Pauline B. Caldwell Jan. 28, 1945, in Chula Vista, California Mom went to be with Jesus Jan. 1, 1997. Dad hated his name it was Marvin and he legally changed it to Marve. At the same time he changed his middle name too since he could not stand that either.
Dad was a pipefitter, working through Local 671, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, until retiring in 1972. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and served aboard the USS Quincy, USS St. Louis and USS Henry. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and earned the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, American Campaign, European Theater Ribbon, American Defense and Good Conduct medal.
Dad was a life member of Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Masonic Lodge 314, Corona, Calif. Dad was also a lifetime member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He was aboard the USS St. Louis CL-49 at the time of the attack.
My family and I still feel so lost without my dad who was always an anchor in our lives. He saw us through the storms of life and never failed to remind us "This too shall pass".
Dad had a daughter, Barbara, before he married my mom. Dad did not know about Barbara until years later after he married my mom. Dad saw Barbara for the first time just before my mom passed away. She was raised by her mother's mom and dad in Australia. The photo of dad waiting at the airport is the first time we saw her and her husband when they flew from Australia to MI..
Thank you dad for teaching me how to ride a bike, fly a kite, ride a horse, and drive a pony and cart. When I was 15 you agreed to ride in the cart with me. The pony went so fast around the corner it flipped us over. We lay on the ground and I looked over at you thinking you would be so angry. Instead a smile was on your face and you laughed harder than I had ever heard you laugh. Thanks for teaching me how to drive a car and for so many other things you did for me.
Thank you dad for taking me to church and teaching me about Jesus. Thanks for teaching me to have strong moral standards, compassion, and a love for God. Because I saw your tears I had and have no doubt there is a God and we will be together again. I shall meet you and mom and all our loved ones waiting on Streets of Gold.
My 2 dogs that dad loved have him and mom with them now. My minature Schnauzer Snookie 1994-2004. and Our chihuahua Chili Bean 1994-2004. Dad always said Chili Bean looked like a football to him. Also we just lost our Cat Amber Dec. 7, 1995-April 17, 2011. We lost our Quaker parrot Chico June 21, 2011. We lost our cat Cinny Sep. 14, 2011
Surviving are two daughters, Patty "Ann" (Clair) Howard of Monroe and Barbara (Richard) Dickens of Queensland, Australia; a brother, Charles "Emmett" of Concord; three sisters, Jean (George) Donoho and Betty (Dale) Vogel both of Horton, and Charlotte (Virgil) Brown of Jackson; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Lloyd, and a sister, Marjorie Strouss.
Dad's Step dad 1909-1976
Marjorie Strouss 1923-1949
Robert Strouss 1917-1976
Lloyd Strouss 1930-1988
**I'd like to thank my cousin pvhays for making the memorials of my mom and dad and for transferring them to me. I want to thank her for adding so many of my relatives on Find A Grave.**
**I can't thank you enough LKat for sponsoring my precious dad's memorial.**
R. E. Strouss (1892 - 1930)
Velma M. Lagow (1900 - 1976)
Pauline B. Caldwell Strouss (1917 - 1997)*
Patty Ann Strouss Howard (1953 - ____)*
Roselawn Memorial Park
Maintained by: Ann H.
Originally Created by: Patti V.
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26201134