Chief Stroebel served 12 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He then served 15 years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Retired Enlisted Association and the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor J. Stock; his parents, John W. and Ethel, nee Woodruff, Stroebel; and a daughter, Mary T. Morton.
Surviving are his two sons, John W. (Deborah) Stroebel of Salem, OR, and Edward (Sandra) Stroebel of St. Petersburg, FL;
and a sister-in-law, Patricia Stock of Belleville, IL.
He was affectionately known as “Papa Cookies” by his grandchildren, Johnny, Zach, Ashley, Jennifer, Alayna, Jessica and Ethan;
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Wayne Weller officiating.
Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.