Kenneth W. Strouse

May 31, 1952 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 69)

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Kenneth W. “Frog” Strouse, formerly of Spring Mills, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.  He was 70.  Born May 31, 1952 in Bellefonte, Ken was a son of the late Walter R. and Betty M. “Breon” Strouse.  He was a 1971 graduate of Penns Valley High School and the former Centre County Vocational School where he studied welding. 

Ken proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and then in the U.S. Army Reserves after he was home.  After he returned from the Navy, Ken was employed at General Dynamics in Connecticut where he did welding repairs on submarines.  Eventually he became an over the road truck driver.  He drove for R.W. Burd and lastly, Zimmerman Trucking where he had 20 plus years of service.  Ken enjoyed being outdoors.  He loved to hunt and especially hike Mt. Washington in the White Mountains.  He was a member of the Gregg Township Fire Company.  Ken enjoyed spending time with his family and playing Santa Claus for his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ken is survived by one son, Jonathan Marino (Amy) of New Jersey; siblings, Ronald Strouse (Tammy), Patricia Strouse and Dennis Strouse all of Spring Mills.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Jacob, Abby and Christopher Marino. 

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 1:00 -2:00 pm at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home in Millheim.  The Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 pm.  Ken will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery West in Millheim.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be given to The Wounded Warrior Project at or, donations may be mailed to Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.  There is a form available on the website that needs to be returned with the donation.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at 


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Receiving of Family & Friends
June 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437

Celebration of Life
June 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437


Wounded Warrior Program
PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516

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