Robert Rudd Strempel, 92, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017.He was born to Gladys and Otto Strempel on October 14, 1925. He was a WWII veteran where he served as a battery commander in charge of transporting political prisoners to various war crime trials. Following the war, he attended Ohio University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He met his wife of 61 years, Marty, (Martha Matson) while there and they were married in 1949. He had a long successful career at Hartzell Industries, Piqua, Ohio. He retired after 25 years and relocated to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. During his life he enjoyed sailing with his family and playing golf during his retirement.
He was a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his three children, Linda and Paul Weimer of Pataskala, Ohio, Janet Vasko of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, David and Cristina Strempel of Como, Italy; Four grandchildren, Karen, Jack, Megan, and Scott Vasko; One great-grandchild, Brady. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marty, Martha Strempel (Matson) and his brother, Theodore Strempel.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. His family will celebrate his life privately and the burial will take place at the Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA.