September 22 1933 June 25 2019 (age 85)
The Reverend Luther George Strasen, 85, died on June 25, 2019, at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, trusting in the saving merits of Jesus Christ. He was born in Nagercoil, India, the youngest of six children of missionaries, the Reverend Bernhard and Henriette Strasen. He came with his parents to the United States in 1945 and began to study for ministry in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) at Concordia High School and Junior College in Fort Wayne in 1946. In 1953, he entered Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and was ordained on July 13,1958, at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville, Wisconsin, where he served until 1962. His next parishes were Concordia Lutheran Church, Greenwood, Indiana, (1962-1968) and Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne (1968-1996), from where he retired from full-time ministry. He had been a member of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Hospital and belonged to the Fort Wayne Quest Club. In his retirement he served as a grant advisor for the Lutheran Foundation, as the stewardship counselor for the Indiana District of the LCMS, as the interim pastor of two congregations and as a volunteer reader at Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service (NEIRRS). In 1957, he married Arlene Lytal, who preceded him in death in 2006. In 2007, he married Doris Mather. He is survived by his wife Doris, son Timothy (Treva), Fort Wayne, daughters Sarah (Robert) Jacobs, Bel Air, Maryland, Catherine (Michael) Gastineau, Fort Wayne, Laura (Anthony) Hill, Fort Wayne, and son Michael (Michele), Fort Wayne, as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by step-daughter Catherine (Dwight) Mather-Grimes, Fort Wayne, step-son Geoffrey (Ellen) Mather, Albuquerque, New Mexico, four step-grandchildren and a sister, Elisabeth Long, St. Louis, Missouri. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Visitation will be at Peace Lutheran Church on July 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on July 16 from noon to 2:00 pm. A funeral worship service will follow visitation on July 16. Interment in Concordia Gardens. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Donations may be made to: A Hope Center 4705 Illinois Rd, Ste 115,, Fort Wayne IN 46804
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Luther George Strasen September 22 1933 June 25 2019 (age 85).
Death notice for the town of: Fort Wayne, state: Indiana