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Thomas Burton Strader

October 2, 1937 — September 10, 2021

Thomas Burton Strader, 83, Roachdale, passed away surrounded by his family September 10, 2021. Tom was born October 2, 1937, in Indianapolis, to the late William Burton and Bertha Jewell (Kelly) Strader. He married Joyce (Stevens) on April 7, 1956, and she survives.

Tom graduated from George Washington High School and proudly served in the United States Army. Tom joined the Indiana State Police on August 1, 1957 and served the citizens of Indiana as a State Trooper until his retirement on October 31, 1992. Not one to sit still, Tom enjoyed a retirement job driving for Thrifty Car Rental. Tom was a longtime member of Harvest Fellowship, the Indiana State Police Alliance, and the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #36. He loved caring for his yard, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts & Indiana Pacers, and keeping his family on their toes with his practical jokes. Tom will be fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Baer; brother, William Strader; sister, Alta Mae Mahaney.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Stevens) Strader; sons, Tom, Todd, and Troy Strader and their spouses; son-in-law, Joe Baer; sister, Mary Lou Pearson and Kate Day; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

The family is grateful to the PMH Squad 1, the Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department, and the Roachdale Police Department for their care.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., September 25, 2021, at Harvest Fellowship, 1618 W. 500 S., Crawfordsville, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 4 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Julie Baer Memorial Scholarship, c/o South Madison Community Foundation, 233 S. Main St., Pendleton, IN 46064. Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, is serving the family. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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