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Obituary for Karl Ernest Stritz
Karl Ernest Stritz, age 79, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, September 16, 2013, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. He was born at home on April 18, 1934, in Caldwell, son of Ernest and Alma Striz. He was a 1952 graduate of Caldwell High School, and was employed for 32 years as head mechanic for the Ohio Department of Transportation in Caldwell. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Caldwell, and he enjoyed sports, hunting, and working around his farm. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Stritz; and two grandchildren, Mollie M. Stritz and Levi D. Stritz. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Yvonne Buckey Stritz, whom he married November 15, 1952; his children, Michael E. (Kris) Stritz of Caldwell, Phyllis R. Stritz (Milton Lisak) of Caldwell, David A. (Susan) Stritz of Bellville, Texas, and Ronald Karl (Trena) Stritz of Sarahsville; two sisters, Agnes Bailey of Buckeye Lake and Alice (Harry) Bruner of Cambridge; one brother, Ernest “Buck” (Sandee) Stritz of Caldwell; 8 grandchildren, Nathan, Bethany, Rachel, Adam, Cody, Kellie, Shawn, (Amber) and Scott (Kristen) Stritz; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Stritz, Addison Stritz, and Mason Stritz. A private visitation and funeral service will be observed by his family. Burial will follow at Halley’s Ridge Cemetery near Ava. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell High School Football Program, c/o Athletic Director, 516 Fairground Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724, the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, 215 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724, the Belle Valley Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Belle Valley, Ohio, 43717, or to Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, Ohio, 43725 or online at www.hospiceofguernsey.com.