Harold Willis Stroble, 78, died on June 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Harold was born on February 21, 1941, to Charlotte Wilcox Stroble and Walter W. (Mike) Stroble and grew up with two brothers, Walter Wayne and James John, and four sisters, Elizabeth Delrena, Gertrude Jaquelyn, Edna Mozelle, and Jane Ann in Independence and Lindsborg, Kansas. Harold was predeceased by his younger brother, James, a U.S. Marine who was killed in Vietnam in 1969, his father, Mike, who passed away in 1998, and his mother, Charlotte, who passed away in 2004.
Harold, an army paratrooper, worked for IBM for 33 years, as an industrial engineer. He was an avid sportsman and sports fan, a great bridge player, and a wonderful father and grandfather.
Harold’s loving children are Todd Stroble, whose mother is Harold’s first wife, Susan Collins Stroble, and Kristyn Stroble and Robyn Stroble Ogulnick, whose mother is Sherida Stellar Stroble. His amazing grandchildren, whom he adored, are Riley, Kaitlyn, Sophie and Charlie Ogulnick, and Juliet Stroble LaCour. Harold was blessed with wonderful in-laws, son-in-law Jeremy Ogulnick, daughter-in-law, Nina LaCour, and mother-in-law, Lynn Stellar.
Harold is also survived by 19 nieces and nephews, including Kim Koelling, Michael Patrick, Jeffrey Patrick, and Sandra Hingst, children of his sister Delrena; John McDonald, Lori Booth, and Melanie Schuyler, children of his sister Jacque; Mary Westberry, Timothy Westberry, Thomas Westberry and Paul Westberry, children of his sister Mozelle, Carrie Stroble and Michael Stroble, children of his brother Wayne, and Patrick Perkins, Jami Jarboe, Shelley Perkins, Brian Nelsen, Alexis Nelsen, and Amy Nelsen, children of his sister, Jane Ann, as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family wishes to thank all who have expressed loving expressions of sympathy and everyone who traveled from near and far to attend these Memorial Services for Harold, whom we miss so much.