Taswell – Claude L. Strunk, 82, of Taswell, IN, died at 6:17 am on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, IN.
Born September 25, 1935 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Luther and Sena (Owens) Strunk. He married Kathryn Harper on April 19, 1957 and she survives. He retired as an electronic systems inspector and supervisor for Naval Avionics in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and a member of the V.F.W. He was a volunteer for Habitat For Humanity and a member of the Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee. He volunteered at Hoosier Hills Food Bank where he delivered food commodities to senior citizens in Crawford County. Claude enjoyed gardening. He planted and sold three acres of sweet corn and was known locally as ‘the corn man’.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, of Taswell; a son, Steven Strunk and wife, Heidi, of Fishers; four grandchildren, Austin, Allison Ben, and Sam Strunk; a brother, Bob Strunk, of Greenwood; two sisters, Betty Edwards, of Kokomo and Linda Phillips and husband, Larry, of Springville. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Barry Strunk; two brothers, Eugene and Don Strunk and a sister, Bonnie Silvers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Jill Kaetzel officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., The Parkinson’s Foundation, the Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church in English, IN or the charity of one’s choice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.