DANVILLE, PA ~ Jack Sheldon Strausser, 74, of Danville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Danville PA. He was born August 19, 1947 in Bloomsburg PA the son of the late William P. and Dorothy Johnson Strausser.
Jack graduated from Danville Area High School in 1966
He proudly served his country with honor during the Vietnam War with the United States Army from 1967 – 1972 where he earned the Bronze Star.
Jack is survived by his companion and partner of 30 years, Alice A. Elliott of Danville PA.
He was a lifetime member of the Danville VFW and was a member of Danville American Legion Post 40.
Jack was employed as a mechanic for Hawkins Chevrolet for several years and most recently as a mechanic for PP&L in Washingtonville PA, retiring in 2011.
An avid outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and time spent at the cabin and with his dogs. He especially enjoyed racing and building engines for racecars. His greatest enjoyment of all was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and rarely missed a sporting event any of them participated in.
He will be remembered by all who knew him for his keen sense of humor, especially his one-liners, and his selfless, giving heart always reaching out to help whoever he could. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Todd W. Strausser and his wife Jennifer and Jamie S. Strausser and his wife Jennifer and one daughter, Traci Alderson and her husband Brian of Selinsgrove PA. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Elisha, Jamie, Lindsey, Krista, Joseph and Gage and two step-grandchildren: Morgan Squire and Wesley Derrick. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Carson, Gabrielle, Cash and Cyrus and two step-great-grandchildren: Megan and Elaina Derrick. One brother, Rodney Strausser and his wife Jean and two sisters: Sandra Ikeler and Janice Shepperson and her husband, Terry also survive him as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers: William, James, Donald, Wayne, Dale and Richard and two sisters: Shirley Jordan and Donna Diehl.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jack’s life to be held Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Visneski Funeral Home, 42 West Mahoning Street Danville. Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until 12:45 PM. Burial will be private. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 and the United States Army Honor Guard.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to American Legion Post 40 PO Box 222 Danville PA, Danville VFW 339 Mill Street Danville PA 17821 or Danville SPCA 1467 Bloom Road Danville PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.