Clarence S. ‘Cobe’ Strouse

Clarence S. “Cobe” Strouse, 88, 82 Lizardville Road, Mill Hall, died Feb. 14, 2017, at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Lamar, he was the son of the late William M. and Bessie Nihart Strouse. He married Janice D. Considine who died May 17, 2004.

Clarence was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had farmed, worked for Loganton Lumber and worked for his brother doing plastering work. Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing, board games and usually had a positive attitude about things.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy J. Strouse of Pittsburgh; two sons, Keith J. Strouse of South Renovo and Wesley B. Strouse of Pueblo, Colorado; four brothers, Edward (Ellen) Strouse, Roy (Jean) Strouse, Louis (June) Strouse and Larry Strouse all of Mill Hall; 12 grand-grandchildren including Heather M. Strouse of Mill Hall with whom he had lived; 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Terry K. Watkins who died Dec. 11, 1997; two sons, Dennis K. Strouse who died March 1, 1991, and Clayton C. Strouse who died Dec. 28, 2007; two sisters, Arlene Dietrich and Betty Girton; three brothers, James, Richard and William M. Strouse, Jr.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service to honor the life of Clarence S. Strouse will be held Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall. Pastor Scott Garman will be officiating. Interment, Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Mill Hall. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, Pa. 17751.

Online condolences can be made at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.