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Henry J. Stryker

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Henry J. Stryker was born on August 26, 1917, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  His father was 43 and his mother, Fannie, was 35.  He had one brother and two sisters.  One sister, Henrietta, was born in 1924 when Henry was seven years old. 

On January 15, 1942, Mr. Stryker enlisted in the military.  He was assigned to the 337th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group.

 

On February 9, 1946, he married Pauline Wagner; they had four children.  He and his wife lived in Imlay City, Michigan all of their lives.

Mr. Stryker worked as a substation operator for 21 years, retiring in 1979.  He was a life member of the VFW and American Legion.  He was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  A son, Donn, died in 1955, and his wife Pauline passed away on March 21, 1989.  Henry died in 1992 when he was 74 years old.

 

One son, Jerry, died on September 2, 2016, at the age of 66.  He had served in the United States Marine Corp from 1968-1969 during the Vietnam War and continued serving his community for the rest of his life as a funeral honor guard, adjutant for the American Legion, and many other civic duties.