Charles L. Strouphar, 92, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at WellSpan GSH-Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Laura C. Fox Strouphar.
Born in Fredericksburg on September 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Cora M. Knapp Strouphar.

He loved to tell stories and was quite knowledgeable about Fredericksburg’s history. He would say that after he was born, the world took one look and the stock market crashed. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg and served there in several different capacities. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge #226 where he had served as Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the Harrisburg Consistory, York Rite Bodies, the Rajah Shrine, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the NRA and the Steelstown Gun Club.

Charles began his work career at the age of 16 in Philadelphia for the poultry markets. Later he had his own business in Fredericksburg called the Red and White Rabbitry, raising New Zealand Whites. After closing his business, he began working for the PA State Game Commission and retired in 1989 as the Manager of Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. He was instrumental in the development of Middle Creek and was known as Mr. Middle Creek.

He is survived by his daughter, Sally Ann wife of Kenneth Boltz, of Jonestown; son Charles L. Strouphar, Jr. and his wife Sandra, of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 173, Fredericksburg, PA 17026.