Michael E. Stroh

July 24, 1954 ‒ November 10, 2019

Lakeville, Ohio

LAKEVILLE: Michael E. went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, November 10, 2019, at his home. He was 65.

He was born July 24, 1954, in Mansfield to parents Roy & Faith (Emery) Stroh. Michael graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1972 and went on to work at Flxible Co. for 23 years until the company closed. He married the love of his life Anita Smith on March 11, 1982, and the pair were happily married for 37 years.

Michael went on to work as a Furnace Technician for Studer Heating and Cooling for over 12 years until starting his own business, Star Home Services. Still to this day he has fixed anything and everything for his community and the surrounding.

Michael could repair, restore, and maintain almost anything. He was always lending a hand to those in need, and making sure everyone he cared for was well taken care of. Michael had a way of always finding something he possessed to help another, even if it meant storing it in his barn for years, he knew everything would eventually have a purpose.

Michael was a devoted member of the Nashville Church of Christ. He served as a board member and was pivotal in the daily operations of the church. He not only dedicated his time but also his trade to the church knowing that was what Jesus Christ put him on this earth to do. Michael was truly a genuine, compassionate, loving man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone and he will be missed greatly by those who love him.

He is survived by his loving wife Anita Stroh; his children Angela (Brian) Jones, Michelle (Keith) Taggart, Brandon (Charlotte) Stroh, and Brittany (John) Klingelhoefer; 8 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; his mother Faith Dye; his sisters Tina Anatra and Judy Burson; and aside from his biological children Michael was a father figure to many others throughout the years.

In addition to his father, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers Richard Stroh and Dan Stroh.

A memorial service honoring Michael’s life will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Nashville Church of Christ, 13457 St. Rt. 39, Big Prairie, Ohio at 11 a.m. Dennis Day will speak.

Contributions in Michael’s memory to the Nashville Church of Christ may be made at the church.

Snyder Funeral Homes-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Michael’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • My sincerest condolences to Mike’s family. He will be sorely missed! Naomi Weirick and Margaret Jones (Weirick)

  • Our sincere Love, Thoughts and Prayers To Family and Friends.
    Love The Fisher Family

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I graduated with Mike and it was a pleasure to know him . Mike will be missed by everyone that knew him.🙏

  • Anita and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike had a heart of gold and love for all and will be missed by so many. Love ya Mike, Rest in Peace my friend.

  • So sorry to read of Mike’s passing. Such a pleasant kind man. He did go above and beyond for his customers and others.

  • Mike was a great friend and neighbor, we will miss him. The Lord has taken him into his hands and given him wings to fly to watch over all he has left behind from family to friends. Peace to the family at their great sorrow and we shed tears for you and the lose of Mike the kindest person that we knew.

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to Mike’s family. He was one of the kindest and most caring men we’ve ever known. I can’t count the number of times he helped our family over the past several years with his repair and maintenance skills. If you needed him quickly, he was there ASAP. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  • Mike was a great guy and glad we knew him when we lived in Loudonville .Many fond memories of him and Roland at Mellors most everyday

  • So sorry for your loss! Michael was an awesome guy. He will be greatly missed by many. Prayers for your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was always so nice to talk to. He will be missed. You are in my prayers.

  • Such a shock and such an amazing man! Mike was practically family while I was growing up. This man would give the shirt off his back for a stranger without hesitation. Prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. Keep the memories close.

  • Anita, You have been in my thoughts daily and my heart goes out to. Two losses in such a short time seems more than one can bare. So very sorry you are going through this. Sincerely

  • My husband and I had the privilege of getting to know Mike when he came to Lakeville United Methodist Church on Saturday morning. He was a gentle soul and easy to talk to. We watched him struggle through injury from with a fall. My husband talked construction with Mike and was so impressed by the organized truck full of tools that Mike had. He and his brothers were all a blessing to our food pantry community. The obituary description of Mike and his serving heart and hands was beautiful and helped us to know him better. We send you all prayers and wishes for healing memories of this fine man.
    with love,
    Linda and David Bush

  • My deepest prayers and sympathies are with you at this very difficult time. I graduated with Mike and was so glad to have gotten to see him at the last class reunion. Mike was always such a quiet person in school, yet always very kind. He was a good friend to all who knew him then. I count it a privilege and a blessing to have know him.
    Mike will be greatly missed by many. He grew to be such a caring person.
    I hold you and your family in prayer that you may find peace and comfort in knowing that Mike is with the Lord.

  • It is so sad about Mike in a day after your mom is so horrible i can’t get over losing Doris but she was in so much pain she is now with Jesus no pain’ but now you have to go through another one the love of your life

  • Anita we can’t make it to the funeral we just want you to know we love you and so sorry for the terrible accident

  • Anita and family I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all, I am sure he is in a peaceful home resting well. Love and prayers

  • It’s sad to lose a loved one and even more so when it’s someone like Mike. My deepest sympathies go out to the Stroh family. I was honored to have known Mike and to consider him a friend. He was always there whenever you needed a helping hand and never thought once of himself. Rest in peace and till we meet again Mike.

  • Anita and family,Mike will be missed by many. He was Gods helper here on earth. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Michele was so funny and very nice man.he was a dedicated husband and wonderful father. He will be missed by many lives he touched.

  • Michael was a loving person and funny as all get out he was a good man. I loved seeing him and Anita in walmart. He was a wonderful husband and father. He made us laugh. He will be missed. My prayers are with you Anita