Harold Strange, 83

Harold D. Strange, 83, of rural Lagro, died at 3:09 am, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.  He was born July 29, 1931 in Chauncey, Ill. to J. Frank and Bessie (Rosborough) Strange.

Harold was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.  He married Floretta L. Anderson in Warren, on July 7, 1953.  He worked for General Motors in Marion 26 years retiring in 1988.  Harold was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, the Hanna Masonic Lodge in Wabash, and the Lagro American Legion. He enjoyed going to church and church activities, especially Kids Club.  He used to walk around Lagro and hand out money to local children.  Harold had a great sense of humor and was a dedicated father, grandfather, great grandfather and husband.

He is survived by his wife, Floretta L. Strange of Lagro, five children, Linda (Rick) Baker of Lagro, Sally (Joe) Meyer and Mick (Sharon) Strange, both of Wabash, Sam (Sheryl) Strange of Lagro, and Joe (Debbie) Strange of Wesley Chapel, Fla., brother, Charles Clyde Strange of Wabash, sister, Frances Norman of Wabash, sister-in-law, Millie Strange of Wabash, a brother-in-law Ed (Sue) Anderson of Centerville; 12 grandchildren Jared (Amber) Lange, Josh Lange, Jama Lange, Indie Meyer, Mason (Shelby) Meyer, Courtney (Ben) Backer, Erin Strange, Kimberly Strange, Jason Baker, Tammy (Jason) Truman, Tyler Strange, and Christopher Wilcox; five great-grandchildren Jacob, Jonah, and Jaden Truman, and Phoenix and Zayne Meyer, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Richard, and his twin brother, Carroll Strange.

Funeral services Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Rick Borgman officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro. 

Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church or Lagro United Methodist Kids Club.

The memorial guest book for Harold may be signed at

Posted on 2015 Feb 19