Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO
Patrick Clifford Chrouser
Passed away on October 7, 2019
Patrick Clifford Chrouser 79, formerly of Columbia Missouri, passed away on October 7, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City Missouri.
Friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home.
Pat was born in Menominee Michigan on June 3, 1940 to Clifford Chrouser and Mildred (Schwartz) Chrouser. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Shirley Diane Chrouser and four brothers, Tom Chrouser, Jim Chrouser, John Brunstrom and Richard Brunstrom. Pat is survived by three children, Tim Chrouser, Laura Lindsay (Tony) of Hallsville Missouri, Andrea Chrouser of Haymarket Virginia: Grandson’s Dalton Lindsay (Kristin) of Kansas City Missouri & Logan Lindsay of Hallsville Missouri.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and a Hickman High School graduate (Class of 1957). Retired from GTE Corporation after 35 years. After retirement, he continued working to stay active at the University of Missouri. Pat and Diane later moved to Decatur, Alabama, where he worked part-time at Home Depot, followed by their final move to Foley, Alabama to enjoy sandy beaches and palm trees.
Pat was a hardworking man, with a foundation built on integrity and lived by the concept of “paying it forward”. In his spare time, he would spend hours gardening and working in his flowerbeds, polishing a Chevy Street Rod in the garage or just sitting and reading an old western book in his recliner or bird watching from the patio. He was also an avid coin collector, deer hunter and fisherman, hobbies that he shared with his grandsons.
Pat will be missed by all that knew him, but there is peace in knowing he is now reunited with his beloved wife, Diane and surrounded by family and friends once again.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Medical Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit, 4401 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111.