Kenneth Stanley Strozyk a long-time resident of McCleary, Washington passed away Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019, at the age of 84 from a terminal stroke. He was a graduate of Willapa Valley High School class of 1953. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Navy where he served four years as a Personnelman Petty Officer 2nd Class. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the Willapa Harbor area where he met the love of his life, Lou Ann Owens. Ken was a well-known clerk and manager for the Dennis Company Hardware Store in Raymond, Washington where he enjoyed assisting friends and customers for over 18 years. He later owned the Montesano Hardware Store for four years. He also enjoyed selling automobiles for Boone Ford in Olympia until his retirement in 2000.
Ken was a member in good standing of the Lions Club, American Legion and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He served one term as City Councilman for the City of McCleary, Washington.
Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lou Ann and his children Kenneth L. (Janice), Terence J., Jerry W. (Yong) and Karen M. (Paul) LaDue. eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Tony, Larry, Eugene, Charlie, Mary and Carolyn. He was preceded in death by brothers Vern, Frank, James, Ted and Steve.
A funeral mass was held on Monday, Nov. 18 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, with burial following at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo. Following the burial, there was a potluck lunch at St. Lawrence Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond, Washington. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family