Strouse, Barbara Ann (Chapin), Wheeler, Michigan


Passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St Marys Medical Center in Saginaw. Age 73 years. Barbara was born November 22, 1942 to the late Robert & Gladys (Beach) Chapin of Midland. She attended Midland HS and graduated in 1961. In 1962 she married the love of her life in Ronald R Strouse of Wheeler he predeceased her February 24, 1992. Together they had two children and worked on the family farming operation where Barb was known for her cooking skills, driving truck, and helping in the vegetable fields. After Rons passing Barb and her son Park took over the family farming operation. In the 1990's Barb furthered her education and became a realtor and worked for Century 21 Reality in Alma until she retired. Barbara is survived by her Son Park & daughter in law Mary Beth (Bush) Strouse of Merrill. Two grandchildren Emma and John Strouse of Merrill. A Brother Gary (Bobbie) Chapin, a sister Shirley (Bill) Walker both of Midland, two sister in laws Doris (Earl) Fosgard of New Baltimore, MI and Patricia (Strouse) Stark of St. Joseph MI and Several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Ronald, a daughter Shanna, her parents, Bob & Gladys Chapin, her in laws Harvey & Rosilund Strouse and a brother in law Robert Strouse. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Breckenridge UM church at 12 p.m. Friends may call the Lux Whiting Funeral Home in Breckenridge on Wednesday, July 22,2015 from 4-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. till time of service on Thursday in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Saginaw County Fair Jr Livestock Fund, Children’s Therapy Corner, for autism therapy/treatment or Breckenridge/Wheeler Rescue. www.luxfuneralhomes.com