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.
My sympathy to Betty and all the family. Good memories of Toddy helping start the boys Khoury League with Richard and the other boys in town that age a long time ago really. Blessings to Betty and family. Dorothy Hacker
Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Jan 31, 2014
Barb, Deb, Deanna sorry for your loss prayers coming your way.
Posted by: Becky Jones Blomenkamp – freeburg, IL – friend Jan 31, 2014
I have such wonderful memories growing up next door to Toddy and Betty. My sympathy to all the family.
Posted by: Lisa Schreiber – Freeburg, IL – Friend and neighbor Feb 02, 2014
My sympathy to Betty and the rest of Toddy’s family. He was such a great guy. I remember when going out to dinner on Friday nights yo Peacock Site with my Mom, Betty, Toddy, Barb and Dennis Schatte, I always had a great time with them all.
Posted by: Jeanne Hacker Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – family friend Feb 02, 2014
We will all remember Toddy as a wonderful friend and neighbor. His smile and quite laugh were always welcome around the neighborhood. He would keep an eye on my property and tell me if he noticed anything unusual because I lived a block away. When he walked his dog he would check everything that was going on.
Pat and I extend our sincere sympathy to all of his family for your loss. He will be fondly remembered and missed.
Posted by: Loren Kolditz – New Athens, IL – Friend and Neighbor Feb 02, 2014
I’m sorry to hear about Mr. Stroh passing away. While we were never what you would consider “close” friends I worked with him at Cerro Copper for many years. He was a kind and friendly co-worker and spend a considerable amount of time training me to do the Quality Control job. I always respected him, and was grateful for his help. He was a good person and I’m sorry to see him go.
Posted by: Jim Klein – Millstadt, IL – Friend/co-worker Feb 04, 2014