Mr. Milton E. Stroup, 66, died Monday, April 13th, at his residence, where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County, after a brief illness.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Milton was born September 20th, 1953, in Harvard, Illinois, the son of Milton D. and Florence Fair Stroup. He graduated from Harvard High School, and then enlisted in the United States Army, where he served at various places in the world until his retirement.
On November 25th, 1972, he married the former Marlene Stevens in Harvard.
He worked for a short time at the Wood Farm, the T.I. Bridge Authority, and the Antique Boat Museum as a woodworker. With his love of woodworking he did projects at the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown Urban Mission, and Stone Mills Museum.
Milton enjoyed gardening, woodworking (he made an alter for a church), and most importantly he loved visiting with everyone.
Surviving besides his wife, Marlene, are two daughters, Jennifer Dennie of Clayton, and Carolyn (Ben) Miller of Laurence, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Cathy (Chick) Ingerson
So very sorry for your loss. All of you are you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Jen, girls and family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. I still have the box he made for us as your wedding gift.
Misty M Partridge
My heart breaks, .any great memories of Milton he was the Dad I never had. Love ti you all you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Michael & Alice Demianenko
We are startled to see Milton’s name on the TV. I was recently wandering what Milton was doing these days, so very sorry to hear. Many happy memories of woodworking together. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
To Milton’s family….I had the pleasure of meeting Milton through the Watertown Urban Mission…what a fine, decent man he was….intelligent, incredibly talented and modest….may he rest in peace and may you all know how much he was respected and loved at the Mission!!
I am so sorry to hear the news of Milt’s passing. He was a wonderful and creative man who left his mark on everyone he met. I worked with Milt at stature electric many years ago and enjoyed hearing his stories and seeing many of the creative projects he used to show us he was working on. I send prayers to his family and friends, as I know he will be missed by the many he has touched throughout his life.
You all have my heartfelt sorrow at the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Jen, I am so so very sorry. You all are in my heart and in my prayers
Milton was my Squadleader in 1-87IN 10th MNT DIV a long time ago. He invited me to his home for Thanksgiving one year and asked me to play guitar and show him some music I had been working on. I remember Milton as a very down to earth man who loved the outdoors and always tried to show us things that the Army never did. Where to find the best lookout for lunch with a view of Lake Bonepart or Indian Lake, How to find mushrooms and Berries to make our Snacks more tasty. I saw him on TV a while back but was never able to catch up to him. My condolences to the family whom I will always remember as the nicest people I ever met.
Shannon Eithun/ Froehlich
To my Aunt Marlene, Jen, Carlene, family
Sending my deepest thoughts to you all. I remember uncle milton was so funny and so nice. When I was little he always made time to be funny and make jokes. Then you all moved so so far away. Its has been so long since I have seen you all. But I still love you all no matter were you are. Everyone in WI. & I’ll love you and all are here to help with anything. A call a text, or mail, we will be here for you all. Love you Aunt Marlene, I am truly so sorry,
Tom Levison Sr.
My deepest condolences to Milts family. He and I were co-workers years ago and he left his mark on me with his stories and his ability to form an old chunk of wood into something beautiful, pretty amazing guy, so sorry.
I know this is very late, but I was trying to find Milton (Sgt. Stroup), when I discovered this. My heart hurts, and I can’t even begin to imagine your loss. I was stationed with him in Hawaii at Schofield Bks, and I have to say, he was a great guy just to be around. Didn’t really matter what was happening, he could always somehow do, or say something to instantly take the edge off. I loved serving with him, and I wish we could’ve talked before this.