John E. Strohm

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10/30/2012 10:00:00

New Washington OH 44854 11/10/2012 11:00:00

John E. Strohm, age 100, resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at The Willows at Willard. He was born on February 23, 1912 in Auburn Township, Crawford County, Ohio to the late John F. and Kate (Schmidt) Strohm and had been a life long resident. Mr. Strohm was a farmer and welder and had worked on many of his neighbor’s equipment over the years. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington and also enjoyed cutting wood and wood carving. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the Auburn Lake Campground.
He is survived by two daughters, Irene Springer and Shirley Frazee; and a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Sue Strohm all of New Washington; eight grandchildren, Marty Springer, Dan Springer, Teri Locke, Missy Aspiras, Lori Ehresman, Steve Frazee, Lindy Strohm Gladney and Ryan Strohm; fourteen great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Burky) Strohm in 2006; a son-in-law, Bill Frazee; one sister, Elsie Burky; and an infant sister.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington, Ohio. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Food Pantry or Pre-School. Online condolences can be made at


Dorothy and Tom Miller - Nov 9, 2012

Shirley, Irene, and Ed,
We extend our sincere sympathies at this time of your loss. John was a special person and a friend to many in the community. The service on Saturday will be a special tribute to him. We regret missing the service as we have a previously arranged family responsibility in Columbus.

Robin Rae - Nov 3, 2012

Just reading about your dad’s passing. It was a pleasure to get to know him and serve him. He was so dang cute when he started to sing. So sorry for your loss of a great man of the faith who was known by his hard work and sweet spirit not a lot of words.
God Bless

Joyce Schanzenbach - Oct 31, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of you father’s death. May God’s peace give you comfort during the difficult days ahead. I keep thinking now he will be able to see my mom after 45 years.

E. C. Springer - Oct 31, 2012

Irene and all,
Know that we who have been praying for a smooth transition into the next life for John will now be praying for comfort for you as you mourn the loss. His knowledge of blacksmithing and his skill with his hands were rare and irreplaceable. He could remove a broken part from a machine, determine the forces which were putting stress on it and either repair it or make a replacement part which was often stronger than the original. He was able to make those kinds of repairs for everything from the hubs of wooden-spoked wagon wheels to parts for combines, balers, et cetera. The world transitioned from horse drawn transportation to exploration of space during his lifetime and as those changes were brought into his life, he learned from them as needed to make a significant contribution to the welfare of those around him. He was a blessing to many in the surrounding area. Be proud of what he was to the community. Trust & obey, E. C. Springer

Lacey Greenler - Oct 30, 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I wish to share with you a promise of a better future on earth.
At Psalms 37:10, 11 it says: “And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.┬áBut the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”
What a wonderful promise of a paradise-like earth when all can enjoy endless life. John 5:28, 29 promises a resurrection of those who have died, so they can enjoy the same paradise-like earth. May these promises encourage you and your family as you go through this difficult sad time.

Janet Marquart Lasten - Oct 30, 2012

I am sorry to learn of your loss. May our Lord’s presence strengthen you all during this sad time and be a source of encouragement in the days ahead.