MOUNT VERNON — Jerry R. Strouse, 69, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Feb. 14, 1948, in Mount Vernon. Jerry worked 19 years for Chattanooga Glass in Mount Vernon before retiring in 2014 after 27 years of employment with Calgon Carbon in Columbus. He served in United States Army during Vietnam and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping with family and friends. He was a loving and caring husband, father and brother and will be missed by his family, co-workers and many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Karen (Kwiatkowski) Strouse, whom he married on June 30, 1973; a son, Scott Strouse of Fredericktown; two sisters, Alice Guardiola of Angwin, California and Sharon (Robert) Reed of Marion; a brother, Richard (Myrna) Strouse of South Dakota; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Kelly Hedrick and Tracey Angeletti. Jerry is also survived by his canine companion and dear friend Pooh.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Eleanore (McLaughlin) Victory.

Friends may call Saturday, from 5-8 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., and on Sunday at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Morris Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s name may be made to the Knox County Animal Shelter, 285 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jerry R. Strouse.


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