Robert George Stricker

March 6, 1949October 30, 2018

Robert George Stricker, 69 of Vancouver WA, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2018. He was born on March 6, 1949 in Spokane, Washington. Robert was a veteran of the US Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1973. His first tour was with the 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 11th LIB in the 23rd Americal Division. His second tour was with the 326th Engineers Battalion in the 101st Airborne Division.

Robert worked for Bemis Company as a machine operator for 27 years before his retirement on December 1, 2012. He was a member of American Legion Post 14, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Smithsonian Society. Robert enjoyed Native American Arts and loved spending time with his family.

Robert is survived by his children Robert and Melissa Stricker of Vancouver WA, Chris and Kim Stricker of Woodland WA and Tim and Courtney Stricker of Portland OR; sister Lauretta Gustaveson of Seven Bays WA; brothers Rick Jahn of Newman Lake WA, Ron Jahn of Spokane WA and Larry Jahn of Price, UT; grandchildren Cameron, Riley, Michael, Mollie, Maxon, Aiden, Tyler and Lexie and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his sister Lorraine Long in 2017 and his parents Frank A. Stricker in 1977 and Eva Madge Haines (Roberts) in 2013.

A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th Street, Vancouver WA 98660 with Military Honors to follow at 1:00pm at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.


  • Eva Madge Haines (Roberts), Mother
  • Frank A. Stricker, Father
  • Robert L. Stricker, Son
  • Christopher Stricker, Son
  • Timothy Stricker, Son
  • Lauretta Gustaveson, Sister
  • Rick Jahn, Brother
  • Ron Jahn, Brother
  • Larry Jahn, Brother
  • Lorraine Long, Sister
  • Eight Grandchildren - Cameron, Riley, Michael, Mollie, Maxon, Aiden, Tyler and Lexie
    Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Committal with Military Honors Thursday, November 15, 2018

Robert George Stricker

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Chris Stricker

January 29, 2019

Went and visited dad today. He has a great view of Portland and the surrounding mountains from his resting spot at Willamette National Cemetery. I know he is looking down on us from above.

Chris Stricker

January 26, 2019

I want to thank everyone for sharing your memories about my father. I miss him more then words can express. I had a really tough night last night so it is nice to read back through everyone comments.

Rick Jahn

January 26, 2019

I love my brother and think of all th time miss talking to him on the phone will always love and miss him but I know is with me always looking down on all of us love all family

Michael Walsh

January 9, 2019

I've met Robert many times at Pauls Restaurant where he was a common fixture of the place. We shared our Vietnam war stories as I am a combat wounded RVN vet, 25th Infantry Division. Us Pauls regulars will miss him.

Pam Lochlann

November 15, 2018

Dad, it’s hard to believe you’re gone. I remember many nights spent at your house and how I loved a certain blanket that you had. I was always threatening to steal it, until you bought me the very same blanket for Christmas. You have always been a kind and gentle soul. I will miss your laugh, silly jokes, and wonderful stories. Cameron and Riley are blessed to have had so many years with you close by. You never missed a birthday, Christmas, or parade in the pouring rain. I know they will never forget the man you were and the example you showed. Rest well, Dad. You are so loved.

Barbara Scheffner

November 14, 2018

I did not know Bob that well but did enjoy visiting with him at all the family get togethers.
My thoughts and prayers to Chris, Robert, Timothy. My heart goes out to you. I wish there were words that could take away the pain you are feeling but there aren't so just know that all of us are here for you.

Bonnie Harding

November 3, 2018

Well I was always hoping we could see each other in person so I didn't have to talk to you this way!! Bob... you were always a handsome man and I swear you were Neil Diamonds twin!! On top of that a very sweet kind and gentle man!! You raised 3 very fine boys and I will always treasure our family times playing cards with my parents and wonderful Holiday Dinners!! You were a great Brother in law for sure!! RIP my friend and Thank you for serving our Country!!! You made your unforgettable mark here on earth and now you deserve to rest and be at peace!! Love always Bonnie 💗💗

Melissa Stricker

November 2, 2018

Bob! You are an amazing man. You raised 3 amazing men, one I was honored to marry. I will miss our dinner and Game of Thrones nights, the trips to Wally world where we would pick on Rob and all the other special times we spent together. Rest in peace. Until we meet again in heaven, keep an eye on us down here. Love you!

Linda Stief

November 2, 2018

Bob I thank you for giving me our son Timothy Ryan who ever would have thought he'd turn out to be such a big boy lol.....i also like the fact that you and I stayed close even after we divorced....the times we shared coffee and breakfast once in awhile down at Paul's and the way you got along with my husband but that was just you got along with everyone .... I will miss you as you do have a special place in my heart and you have been a good friend say hi to the folks for me and try and win back that money we lost to them years ago when we played cards lol.....Rest in Peace my friend. Always Linda💖

Pam Schwartz

November 2, 2018

Bob, I will never forget how Melissa asked me if it would be ok if you came over for dinner to our house the first time, Rob had asked her to check with me. Of course it was and since then we shared many a Holiday and Grandchildren Birthday's together. You quickly became part of our family, even before Melissa and Rob married. My heart breaks for your son's and your family. We all will miss you terribly, you will forever be in our hearts with much love. Soar with the Eagles! Til we meet again.