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John Struble

July 14, 1924 — April 7, 2016

MIFFLINBURG – John T. Struble, 91, of 95 Struble Lane, for 40 years, entered into rest at 2:56 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016, at his home.

He was born July 14, 1924, in Mifflinburg, a son of the late Walter and Effie (Troutman) Struble.  On February 11, 1948, in Mifflinburg, he married the former Alice R. Gutelius, who preceded him in death July 18, 2004.

John was a 1942 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.

He was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mifflinburg.

John was an army veteran serving his country in the European Theatre during World War II including the initial invasion of France on D-Day at Omaha Beach.  He served on the frontlines of many battles throughout Europe and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge and later escaped.

He was employed in plumbing and heating and later worked at Yorktowne, Mifflinburg, until he retired in 1986.

John was a member of the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Mifflinburg, and Pennsylvania Trapper’s Association.

He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, camping, spending many summer’s with his wife at Hill’s Creek Campground and eating breakfast at the local restaurants.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy W. and Linda J. Struble, and John T., Jr. “Jack” and Carrie Struble, all of Mifflinburg; two grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Terri Struble, and John, III and Rosa Struble, all of Mifflinburg; four great grandchildren, Joshua, Derek, Brady, and Wesley; and one great-great grandson, Blake.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jean A. Boyer; and three brothers, Richard, Donald, and Howard.

Family and friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11, with Pastor Johnny Blake, officiating.

Burial will be in the Hartleton Cemetery, with military honors by the Mifflinburg American Legion Post 410, and area veterans.


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