OBITUARY

Ira W. "Bill" Strouse

July 25, 1938July 24, 2016
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Ira W. "Bill" Strouse, 77, passed away on Sunday July 24, 2016. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. He was born in Dallas and spent most of his time between Dallas and Danville, Ind., where he graduated from high school. He retired from the Air Force after 38 years of service as a chief master sergeant. Survivors: Bill is survived by Susan, his wife of 34 years; daughters, Missi Crain and her husband, Luke, and Tamera White and her husband, Tal; son, Brandon Strouse; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his Air Force family; and many other family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 28, 2016
REMEMBERING

Ira W. "Bill" Strouse

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Paul Black

February 8, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Paul Black, Tampa

Andy Anderson

July 27, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

David and Georgia Garrett

July 27, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Bill was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.

Lee Chevalier

July 26, 2016

Bill was a wonderful contributor to recorded history in North Texas. We all recognize his scholarly and friendly impact on area historic interest groups.

Chuck Ewings

July 26, 2016

I had the honor of serving with Chief Strouse in the 136th APS as a young airman. I appreciated his leadership and service. My prayers to the family.

July 26, 2016

Many great memories of our youth here in Indiana. You were the BIG brother to both Richard and me. You and all of your family are very special to all of us. Our prayers are with all of the family and friends.

Bill Comer (Indiana friend)

William Maginot

July 26, 2016

I was proud and honored to serve with Chief Bill Strouse. He was a true Chief and leader, he will be missed.

CMS (Ret) William Maginot

Missi Crain

July 26, 2016

My father was such a wonderful dad, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and one of the best men on this earth that the lucky ones could call his friend. He had a huge heart and did a wonderful job raising us on his own. I don't know how I will go on without him but it will most definitely not be easy. I look forward to seeing him again one day in heaven & I know he is in a better place right now. I love you dad & I love you Susan, Tamara, Richard, Connie, and everyone in all of our families, there's so many of us. You will always be my family.

Detective (Retired) Roy Hodgens

July 25, 2016

I never met Bill in person, but have corresponded by email and through numerous Dallas area history Internet Sites for years. I will certainly miss his informative postings. I can also only express my deepest respect and appreciation for Bill's service to our nation. My thoughts and prayers to Bill's family during this time of sadness and sorrow as Bill has really made that final journey into the "WILD BLUE YONDER".

Gene Franklin

July 25, 2016

Prayers to family and friends, very sad news but wonderful memories you will always have!

Biography

Ira W. "Bill" Strouse was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Ira will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was the son of Ira and Mary Strouse.

       Empathic and loyal, Ira was committed to making his new family happy.

      Ira worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Ira was blessed with two daughters, Missi, Tamera, and one son, Brandon. He was also blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

      Ira was an Air force Veteran and Army Verteran. He served his country for 38 years in the Air Force and retired as Chief Master Sergeant. He also served his country for 6 years in the Army. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Ira passed away on July 24, 2016 in Irving, Texas. Bill is survived by Susan, his wife of 34 years; daughters, Missi Crain and her husband, Luke, and Tamera White and her husband, Tal; son, Brandon Strouse; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his Air Force family; and many other family and friends. Services were held at Bluebonent Hills Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Colleyville, Texas. Ira was laid to rest in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas.

      Simply stated, Ira was an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Ira leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Ira W. "Bill" Strouse.