William "Whit" A. Strimback, 83, of Lake Odessa, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2018 at Faith Hospice Trillium Woods in Byron Center. He was born on October 7, 1934 to Merrill and Beatrice (Rose) Strimback in Woodland. He proudly served in the US Army. On June 15, 1957, he married Donna Lou Hyatt on the family farm in Woodland. Whit worked early on as a mechanic at Poff Lapo, later working and retiring from Bradford White’s in Middleville. He loved hunting, sulky racing ponies, contesting and racing horses, but mostly he loved spending time with his family.
Whit is survived by his loving spouse of 61 years Donna, daughters; Connie (Ronald) Jordan, Sharon (Michael) Rohrbacher of Lake Odessa, Melinda (Dennis) Pepper of Clarksville; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, siblings; Donna Gardener and Alice (Vincent) Wernette, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five of his seven siblings, daughter; Sherril Strimback and son; Steven Strimback.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 12pm until 2pm with funeral beginning at 2pm, at Koops Funeral Chapel in Lake Odessa. Burial will take place immediately following at Lakeside Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials in Whit’s name can be given to the Lake Odessa Library. Online condolences can be left at www.koopsfc.com
Donations may be made to:
Lake Odessa Library
1007 4th Avenue, Lake Odessa, MI MI 48849