Richard W. 'Dick' Stroud

Richard W. “Dick” Stroud, 90, of Liberty Center, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Stroud graduated from Swayzee High School in 1947. He served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and assisted with testing of the hydrogen bomb in Nevada and Bikini Atoll.   After he was honorably discharged in July 1953, he worked as an electrical engineer working on military radios.  He worked at Magnavox/Phillips Company for 31 years until he retired in 1990.

He was a member of the Liberty Center United Methodist Church, Liberty Center Lions Club, Hoosier Cruisers, RV Radio Network and other RV Clubs. He was also a member of the FMCA Amateur Radio Chapter, a board member for the Wells County Historical Society and was a published author of articles for radio and RV magazines & poems.

He was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Liberty Center to Charles and Stella Ward Stroud. He married Ruth E. Johnson on Dec. 26, 1952, in Bluffton, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 2016.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald Lee “Gary” (Peggy) Stroud, of Manassas, VA; Keith Alan (Tammy) Stroud, of Bluffton; and Gregory Charles (Susan) Stroud, of Huntington; a daughter, Karen Jo Parsons, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Virginia (Walt) McMillen, of rural Bluffton; a brother Joe (Sharon) Stroud, of rural Zanesville; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Joshua Parsons, and Stephanie Kelley.

Calling is Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St, Bluffton. A funeral services will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Diane Samuels of Liberty Center United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Mossburg Cemetery in Liberty Center.

Memorials are to the Liberty Center United Methodist Church or the Wells County Historical Society.

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