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John F. Strough Jr.

March 25, 1949 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 71)


John F. Strough, 71, of Battle Creek died on Thursday April 30, 2020, at the Laurels of Bedford following a short illness.

John was born on March 25, 1949 in Wakefield, Michigan to John and Mayme (Lehti) Strough Sr.  He graduated from Marshall High School.  He participated in cross country and track, was a member of the National Honor Society, and the French club.  Following high school, John went on to earn his bachelor’s and masters degrees.

John participated in a Kellogg Company program in Computer Operations and was a college professor in Louisiana for several years.  He attended St. Marys Catholic Church.  John enjoyed Amateur Radio.

He is survived by his brother Hal Strough of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; nephew Eric Strough; niece Kristen Strough; and a sister-in-law Karen Strough.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother William J. Strough. 

Due to COVID-19 a memorial funeral mass has not been scheduled.   Memorial contributions are requested to Laurel’s of Bedford 270 N Bedford Road Battle Creek MI 49037.  Memorial contributions may be mailed to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at  

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