John Edward Stroble, 83, of Independence passed away January 31, 2017.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Potts Chapel in Independence at 11:00 am. Keith Springer will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the Elk Valley FFA and can be left with the funeral home.
John was born on June 10, 1933 in Elk City, Kansas. He was the son of Charles and Florence (Norris) Stroble. He grew up around Elk City. He attended the Elk City High School, graduating in the class of 1950.
In 1954, John married Marjorie Ann Ringle. They had two children, Pam and Charles. They later divorced. On September 25, 1999, John married Barbara Ann Hills. Together they made their home in Elk City for many years before moving to Independence. John loved to farm, being a mechanic and tractor pulls. He was a member of the Elk City Masons, Farm Bureau, and a USD#446 School Board Member.
John is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, his daughter Pam Knoll, son Charles Stroble, step-children; Lee Littau, Bobby Littau, Chris Littau, grandchildren; Kimy Nash, Kristy Hawkins, Travis Stroble, Lindsay Fuoss, Luke Knowell, Tosh Littau, Shayla Littau, Danielle Martin, Lakin Huckabee, Chance Littau, Jaceiey Littau, Megan Littau, Shawn Littau, Caitlyn Littau, and Kirsten Littau, twelve great-grandchildren, and sisters; Janice Parks and Judy Springer.
Those who preceded John in death are his parents, sisters Alice Bronnenberg and Margret Raney, brother Loren Stroble, and step-son Johnny Littau.