Gene A Kroetz  February 9 1951  August 24 2019 (age 68)

Gene A Kroetz February 9 1951 August 24 2019 (age 68)

February 9 1951 August 24 2019 (age 68)
Stryker: Gene A. Kroetz, age 68, of Stryker, passed away Saturday morning, August 24, 2019, in his home. In 1977 he started as a patrol officer for Swanton Police and later accepted a drug unit position. Gene had been the Police Chief in Stryker from 1980 – 1991. He then then served seven years on Stryker Village Council and then served as the Mayor of Stryker for four years. Gene was born in Toledo, Ohio, on February 9, 1951, the son of Joseph E. and Doris (Stagner) Kroetz. On February 2, 1985, he married Teresa Hageman, and she survives. He held his Masters Degree of Science in Criminal Science. He was an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was the founder of the Ohio Chapter of Brothers in Blue, where he also served as a Trustee. He was a member of the F & AM (Masons), the Fraternal Order of Poice, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and also a member of the National Rifle Association. Gene was also an ordained minister. Surviving beside his wife, Teresa, are thee sons, Bryan Cannata of Augusta, GA, Keith Kroetz of Stryker, Kristian (Tristin) Kroetz of Archbold; grandchildren, Killie, Starr, Olivia, Allie, Alexandria and Kingston. He is also survived by sister, Dawn (Tim) Stagner, several nieces and nephews, and four great-grandchildren. he was preceded in death by his father, mother, his brothers Bob, Bill, Jack, Harry, Jimmy, and Curt. Visitation for Gene will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at New Hope Community Church, 203 Old Farm Trail, Bryan, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, also at the church with Pastor Nik Walborn and Pastor Nick Woodall, officiating. Military Rites will be accorded from members of the Stryker American Legion Post. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Great Lakes Hospice or the Brother Down Foundation. Online condolences may be offered to the family at Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gene A Kroetz February 9 1951 August 24 2019 (age 68).

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death notice Gene A Kroetz February 9 1951 August 24 2019 (age 68)

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