CLINTON — Walter Garland Strohl, 95, of Clinton, passed away at 2 p.m. on June 18, 2021, at his family home in Clinton.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Cody Monkman officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at the funeral home.,
Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Assembly or the Clinton First Christian Church.
Garland was born on January 5, 1926, in Shelbyville, Ill., the only son of Roy and Sylvia (Prosser) Strohl. He married Daris Hopper, of on Mattoon, on March 20, 1944.
Survivors include his wife of 77 years, Daris Strohl, of Clinton; daughters, Janet (Wayne) Webb, of Clinton, and Darla (Tom) Kisse,l of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Vickie Strohl, of Downs; grandsons, Scott (Lisa) Strohl, Bloomington, Brian (Sambath) Strohl, Beaverton, Ore., Tyler “T.J.” Kissel, of Lincoln; step granddaughters, Darcie (Jared) Callison, Palatine, and Kristy Semanik, Springfield; great-grandsons, Logan, Colton, Caden; step- great-grandsons, Baylor Callison, and Bill Semanik; and step-great- granddaughter, Samantha (fiancé Austin McHaffey) Nebergall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kennth Strohl, of Downs, and granddaughter, Megan Leigh Kissel, of Lincoln.
Garland graduated from high school at the age of 15. While working full time in various business careers, he was able to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Business Administration.
Mr. Strohl was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church. He was also actively involved in his church and business community in Tuscola. Mr. Strohl was an elder, superintendent, and served as a board member of the Little Galilee Christian Assembly in its early development. He was an alderman and Mayor of Tuscola and the Jarman Hospital Administrator, in Tuscola, for several years. He ended his career as Hospital Administrator at the Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.
Reaching the rank of Colonel, Garland was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army infantry serving during WWII and the Korean conflict. He was also a Battalion Commander in the Illinois National Guard, retiring from the guard as a Brigadier General.
Mr. Strohl was a well-respected member of his communities, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com