Reuben Stroh |

Reuben Stroh

Reuben Stroh

Reuben “Bop-Bop” Donald Stroh passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2007, in his Boise, Idaho, home with his loving wife, Dorothy, at his side.

Reuben was born Feb. 12, 1917, in McCook, Neb., to Henry and Katherine Stroh. Reuben graduated from McCook High School in 1936.

He wed his sweetheart, Dorothy Ellen Bower, Oct. 25, 1942, and again on May 3, 1943, the first being a secret ceremony in Kansas.

After marriage, Reuben enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country faithfully from March 26, 1942, to Oct. 23, 1945, achieving the final rank of corporal. He earned five Bronze Service Stars during World War II for duty in the Campaign of Normandy (landed on Omaha Beach), Campaign of Northern France, Campaign of Rhineland, Campaign of Ardennes and the Campaign of Central Europe.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Reuben and Dorothy moved to Denver, where they lived for 10 years. They then moved to Glenwood Springs, where they built, owned and operated the Glenwood Motel for 14 years.

Reuben was a lifetime member of the BPOE in Glenwood Springs. He was a loving father and spent much of his time fishing and camping with the family in the Colorado mountains.

Reuben and Dorothy retired in 1969 and moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1979 where they enjoyed many wonderful years before moving to Boise in 2003 to live near their daughter.

Reuben is survived by his wife; siblings Benny and Rosemary; children Donald (Linda) Stroh and Patricia (David) Milner; grandchildren Trent Stroh, Kurt Stroh, Brian (Kim) Milner and Stacie (Greg) Andrus; and great-grandchildren, Max, Olivia, Dylan, Raiden, Katie and Emily.

Reuben was preceded in death by siblings Henry, Jake, Elsie, Irene and Hannah.

Reuben will be laid to rest at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery in Boise. A reception will follow at Bonaventure Retirement at Five Mile and Chinden in Boise.

Services are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel

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