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Thomas "Grouch" Strauch

March 9th, 2020

Thomas “Grouch” D. Strauch, Age 81, U.S. Army Veteran, passed away on March 9, 2020.

Loving father of the late Lori Strauch. Cherished son of the late Josephine (nee Wolsko) and the late Bernard Strauch. Dear brother of JoAnn (William) Reiland, Donna (Robert) Schlueter, the late Jeanne (the late Rudolph) Toporis, the late Robert (the late Virgil) Strauch, the late Dolores (the late Edmund) Mirabelli, the late Evelyn (the late Norman) Baker, the late Margaret (the late George) Moses, the late Barbara (the late Kenneth) Minson, the late John Strauch, the late William Strauch and the late Carolyn (the late Russell) Seger. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Forever friend of the late Doris Tomson and Collette Santucci.

Visitation, Friday, March 13, 2020, 3:00PM to 9:00PM at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice, Illinois.

Funeral, Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:00PM Service and Time of Remembrance to be held at the funeral home. Cremation rites to be accorded.

Date of Services: March 13th, 2020



Submitted by Fahy on March 11th, 2020

We morn the loss of beloved 'Uncle Grouch' with you. Eventhough we are unable to be there with you. We will be there with you in spirit remembering the treasure that Tom was to our family. We send prayers and hugs to comfort those who feel this loss with us. Love, Sarah, Paul, Teddy and Samuel.

Submitted by Sarah (Mikos) and Paul Meyer on March 11th, 2020

You will forever be our very cool and kind Uncle Grouch. I will never forget you.

Submitted by John Strauch on March 11th, 2020

I'm forever grateful that we met Tom @ "Santucci's" in the 1970's. Gene never forgot him or his friendship and humour. We would sometimes daydream that we'ld stayed around Chicago and continued our friendship with Tom and the Santucci family. Perhaps it's karma that Gene and Tom passed away just 6 months apart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends on a sad day. (Ann, Somerset, England)

Submitted by Ann Forester-Priest, and the late Gene Priest on March 12th, 2020

Deepest condolences to the entire Strauch family on the passing of Tommy, who was a good friend of my wife Debbie and myself. He will be missed,..RIP Grouch....

Submitted by Steve Hoffmann on March 12th, 2020

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