STRAUSBURG, Charles William "Papaw Charlie"
Charles William "Papaw Charlie" Strausburg, age 83, of Xenia, born in Dayton, Ohio, on June 2, 1937, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, William Isaac Strausburg and Anna Mae Strausburg Fulton, his sister Mary Carol Humphries; grandson Ross Stuart Apple; nephew William Worley and his wife of 51 years, Janice Hill Strausburg.
He is survived by two stepsons Robert Apple (Ann) of Murfreesboro, TN and Ross Apple (Barbara) of Xenia;
nephews Charles Worley and Richard Worley (Valerie); grandchildren: Melissa Wiseman (Robert), Stacey Ross, William Enochs (Alicia) Spencer Apple; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was a lifelong nurseryman, starting as a 10-year-old mowing lawns and landscaping. He was a hard worker and loved nothing more than riding a tractor, propagating and growing trees. His work ethic was unparalleled and well
respected by all.
His family will observe private services. McColaugh Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. A memorial service will be held at his Spring Valley nursery in 2021 to celebrate
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