Robert Henry Strohm
Robert Henry Strohm, 94, died Feb. 10, 2019, in Garden City.
He was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Denver, Colo., the son of Guy Waldo Strohm and Esther Biegle Strohm Katt.
A lifetime resident of Scott City, he was an agent with American Home Life Insurance Co., following his retirement from the United States Armed Services in 1965. He had served with distinction for 20 years.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division in the South Pacific during World War II. He fought in the battles at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, before contracting malaria.
Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 1945, he attended Denver University and was the captain of the football team before joining the United States Army in 1949. During his Army career, he was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division (1951-53), OCS-Republic of Korea Military Advisor (1953-54), Advance Artillery Officer Course and commanded Air Defense NIKE missile sites at Fort Berry, Calif., (1955-58), 212 Artillery Group in Hanau Germany (1959-62), and ended his career as captain in the 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Over his military career, commendations included: Glider Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.
He was a brave and loyal solider as well as a loving husband and father.
On May 26, 1950, he married Mary A. Keeling in Scott City. She died.
Survivors include: one son, Steven J. Strohm and wife, Gale, Redondo Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Dallas A. Crist and husband, Jeff, Garden City; two grandsons, Solomon R. Grist, Garden City, and Elijah D. Crist, Hutchinson; one granddaughter, Jessica K. Wadel, Garden City; three nephews, John C. Keeling, Brighton, Colo., Jay L. Keeling, Baker, Fla., and Jeffrey Drake, Tonasket, Wash.; two nieces, Kelsie J. Percival, Garden City, and Susan Duff, Scott City; and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Russel D. Strohm.
Memorial service will be held Sat., Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m., at Turning Point Church of the Nazarene in Garden City with Rev. Tim Fields and Jeff Crist officiating.
Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in care of Garnand Funeral home, 412 North 7th, Garden City, Ks. 67846. E-condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.