Archive for Friday, March 17, 2006

Jerry Strouhal

March 17, 2006

Graveside services with military honors for Jerry Strouhal Jr., 83, of St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Lansing, will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Strouhal died March 16, 2006, at Heartland Regional Medical Center of St. Joseph.

He was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Michigan, the son of Jerry and Anna Kristina (Hucek) Strouhal.

Mr. Strouhal was raised in Oklahoma and moved to the Kansas City area in the 1950s. He had worked for Guston Bacon Fiberglass and retired in 1996 from the Lansing Correctional Facility were he worked as an electrical engineer. He was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Leavenworth and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion No. 359 and the Knights of Columbus.

He married Dorothy (VanMeter) Slaybaugh on Dec. 31, 1993, in Savannah, Mo. She survives of the home. His first wife, Eleanor (Brusha) Strouhal, died earlier.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis and Alex, both of Lansing, and Kenneth, Leavenworth; two step-sons, Gary Slaybaugh, Knoxville, Tenn., and Brad Slaybaugh, Blue Springs, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth. Friends may call after 5 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

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