Albert G. “Toddy” Stroh, 85, of New Athens, IL, born October 23, 1928 in New Athens, IL died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Stroh was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL and the Loyal Order of Moose Belleville/Swansea Lodge #1221. He was retired from Cerro Copper and Brass in Sauget, IL
“Toddy” as he was known, was preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Alvina (Politsch) Stroh; 1 sister and brother-in-law; Shirley and Elmer Caywood; and his mother and father-in-law, Edgar and Virginia Knewitz.
Surviving him are his wife, Elizabeth (Knewitz) Stroh of New Athens, IL, 3 nieces; Deanna (Ronald) Gilley of Marissa, IL, Barb (Doug) Poston of New Athens, IL and Deb (Clyde) Scherle of New Athens, IL; 2 grandnieces; Michelle (Brent) Bollmeier of Marissa, IL, Amanda (Michael) Ohlendorf of Smithton, IL; 4 grandnephews; Brandon Gilley of Marissa, IL, Lucas (Caitlin) Poston of Smithton, IL, Josh (Alaina) Scherle of Waterloo, IL and Jordan (Sangmi “Sandy”) Scherle of California; 12 great grand nieces and nephews; Emilie, Maddie and Allison Bollmeier, and Austin and Autumn Gilley all of Marissa, IL, Jaxon and Hudson Ohlendorf of Smithton, IL, Ava, Ian and Maisy Scherle of Waterloo, IL and Claire and Sophia Scherle of California; 1 sister-in-law, Barb Knewitz of New Athens and 1 brother-in-law Edgar “Jr.” Knewitz of St. Louis, MO.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of “Toddy” are encouraged to be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society.
Visitation: In keeping with Mr. Stroh’s wishes, no public visitation times are scheduled.
Private services are scheduled with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.