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“I first met John over 33 years ago shortly after I hired into ARCO Chemical in Channelview as a young female engineer, fresh out of college. I had...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie Bazzoon - Channelview, TX

“We Pray,May God's Blessings rest upon our Brothers Family and friends. May he imbue each one of us with a sense of affection for each other and for...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Marcotte - Wortham, TX

“Sorry for your loss, to family and friends. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Eugene Case - Purvis, MS

“With sincere condolences. Although our paths have not crossed since HS graduation, it is obvious that John grew to be a very fine family man. God...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pauline Dickerson Brumfield

“Helen, Rosanna, Debbie and David and family - I am so sorry for the loss of John. I met John 29 years ago in September when I interviewed for a job...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Underwood - Channelview, TX

“John was one of my supervisors in Houdry at the old Arco. I really enjoyed working for/with John. Prayers for his family at this time. George ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: George F McCraney - Rebecca, GA

“Jim and Nelda, We are so sorry to read about the death of Jim's brother. May he rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike and Wanda Burch

“There is an open gate at the end of the roadThrough which each of us must go aloneAnd there, in the light we cannot see Our Farther claims his own...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Dennis - Lc 1053, TX

“Very sorry for the loss of your father David. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Justin Harris

“So sorry for your loss. May God be with you and yours through out this hard time. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Johnson - BAytown, TX

John Edward Strangmeier, of Beach City, Texas, entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2014, at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 15 days. John was born to William Frederick Carl and Willie Mae Bussey Strangmeier on January 30, 1935 in Baytown, Texas.
John and his bride, Helen Margaret (Miller), celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on October 14, 2014, reminiscing about their elopement, their first apartment, the five burgers they would get for $1.00 (John would eat 4.5 and Helen would eat the other half), and the many wonderful years together rearing their three children and enjoying their wonderful large family.

John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children and their spouses, John David Strangmeier and Kim; Deborah Strangmeier McDonald and Cory; Rosanna Strangmeier Reuter and David; grandchildren, Johnathan & Shannon Strangmeier, Courtney and Dustin Lindley, Nicholas Berry, Rebecca and Thomas Sharpe, Catherine Reuter, Ryan Reuter, Carl Reuter, Caroline Reuter, John McDonald, Jacob McDonald, Michael Berry, Jeremy Berry, Dex Greer and Drew Greer; great-grandsons, Bryce Lindley and Hudson Sharpe; great-granddaughters, Chloe Strangmeier, Caitlin Strangmeier, Reagan Sharpe, and Kelsey Lindley; brothers, William Kimbal Strangmeier and wife, Anne, and Dr. James Strangmeier and wife, Nelda; many precious nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and dear friends, including Gill Herrick of Dallas, Larry and Laura Sladecek; and the Butler and Spencer families of Wortham, Texas.

John retired from Lyondell Petrochemical in Channelview and became a full-time rancher in Wortham, Texas, on his Ranch – the Bar$. John and Helen enjoyed traveling to bluegrass festivals and listening to bluegrass gospel music. He was an active member and Past Master of the Longbotham Lodge, as well as a member of both the Scottish and York Rites and a Shriner. John was a charter member of the Lyons Club of Channelview. In his youth, John was a member of Boy Scout Troop 255, where he received his Eagle Scout award and The Order of the Arrow. John helped build the Grace United Methodist Church in Baytown, Texas, where he attended in his earlier years and attended the First United Methodist Church of Wortham, Texas.
"Always set goals: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and for life. You may not reach the life ones, but each one you reach, you can always tell yourself you did a good job and won't need anyone else telling you that." Our Dad was a wise and generous man. We will miss him tremendously in this life. One of the hardest working people we know. He did so much for our family to give us an idyllic life and provided such wisdom and guidance. He and Mom have done so much for so many, asking nothing in return except to take care of what has been given.

The family will receive friends at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home on Friday, October 17, 2014, from 5-8 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery.