May 14, 1911 – November 4, 2010
CHRISTIAN STRUNK, age 99, died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach Florida. He had resided in Sebastian for 15 years, coming from Michigan. He was born in Rostern, Saskatchewan, CANADA on May 14, 1911 and lived most of his life in Benton Harbor/ St. Joseph, Michigan and Onekama, MI before moving to Florida. He worked at Whirlpool Corporation for 41 years and retired as supervisor of materials management. He attended Benton Harbor High School. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church in Benton Harbor, MI, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manistee, MI and was a current member of Trinity Lutheran church in Sebastian, FL. He was also a member of the Merry Mens' Glee Club in Benton Harbor, MI and of the Sebastian Woodcarvers Club in Florida. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, and for being an avid fisherman. He also carved many beautiful things from wood after his retirement. His strong faith and steadfast love was a life-long inspiration to his family. He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Verna, and by daughter, Kathleen & husband Wayne; and son, Robin & wife Cathy, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran church in Sebastian FL on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. Memorial contributions can be sent to Trinity Lutheran church - 611 Schumann Drive - Sebastian, FL 32958. Burial will be at a later date in Michigan.
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December 1, 2010
What a legacy you have left for us! One memory I will remember most is the loving relationship you always had with Aunt Verna. I pray that by following your examples, my life will be as blessed as yours. You will be missed but we know we will one day see you again at the feet of Jesus.
November 12, 2010
My father was Robert (Bob) Fullerton who was lucky enough to consider himself one of Chris' friends. They met through the Carver's Club. Daddy would visit Chris several times a year and enjoyed remembering old times. When Daddy could no longer drive, I took him on those visits and came to look forward them. What a wonderful couple!! Chris will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him. God Bless!
November 10, 2010
my earliest memories of Uncle Chris are when my Dad (John) and me would get together for haircuts or the friday night fights on t v then there was church and choir activities and the 'merry mens' family activities.
the wonderful example he set for us will be remembered everytime we look at the pieces of art carved from wood which we have in our homes.
may God comfort the family with the promise of a Blessed reunion in Heaven.
November 8, 2010
Memories of your love, smile and beautiful word work live on in our hearts. Rest in peace in God's loving arms.
Lori (Buttery) Allard
November 8, 2010
Mr. Strunk you where a wonderful men.Every evening we went to your room you always had a joke to say and always had a smile and made our day.We missed very much.For all the care we gave you with all our loved.
November 7, 2010
My wonderful Father-in-law. I will miss you very much. You once told me that you knew everyone who had gone before you would be waiting for you when your turn came. I know everyone in Heaven was waiting and had their arms around you and some day you'll do the same for me. Say hi to my mom and my Grampa for me and maybe you and Uncle Eddy and Aunt Ethel can get in some fishing one of these days. I love you. ttyss :)
November 7, 2010
I will really miss grandpa. He was a wounderful man. I always enjoyed his jokes and stories. And every morning that we were up North he would always say morning glory. I know that you are in a better place and hope to see you again one day.