Charles L. “Chuck” Strobel, 78, of Clinton, passed away at Vermillion Convalescent Center on Monday May 15, 2023 after a twenty-three-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was born in Hammond, Indiana on September 29, 1944, to Leonard Strobel and Jean (Strobel) Pugh. In 1947 his mother and Chuck moved to Terre Haute, Indiana where he graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1962. Chuck married his high school sweetheart, Margaret “Peggy” Aten, on June 26, 1965 at Centenary Methodist Church in Terre Haute.
Chuck earned his Bachelor of Science in Life Science and Chemistry from Indiana State University in 1970 and began a lifelong career focused on environmental chemistry. He spent the large part of his career as a chemist and environmental engineer at Inland Container paper recycling in Newport, Indiana, retiring in 2001.
In his personal life Chuck was heavily involved with Clinton First United Methodist Church, where he and Peggy have been members since moving to the area in 1975. He was an avid woodworker and loved playing his guitar with the Praise Team at his church. He was involved with administration in the activities in which his sons participated – Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 474, baseball, and the South Vermillion High School Band Boosters.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, James Strobel.
Those surviving Chuck are his wife Peggy Strobel of Clinton; sons Christopher Strobel (Kimberly) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Gregory Strobel of Denver, Colorado; his sister Sarah Strobel of Brazil, Indiana; four grandchildren - Angela, Zoa, Nathanael, and Anya Strobel; and Madlen Strobel and family of London, England.
Visitation will be held at Clinton First United Methodist Church on Monday May 22, 2023, from 12:00 noon until the service with Pastor Tom Barnett at 3:00 P.M. The service will also be livestreamed through Peggy’s Facebook. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to support the Expressions Unit of the Vermillion Convalescent Center. The family thanks, with deep gratitude, the caregivers in the Expressions Unit who tirelessly care for patients with dementia and provided loving care for Chuck during the last thirteen years of his life. They have set up a GoFundMe to provide direct support for Expressions. https://gofundme.com/f/support-for-vcc-expressions
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