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Don Hamilton Strobel
07/04/1936 - 12/03/2018
Obituary for Don Hamilton Strobel
Don Hamilton Strobel, a true Yankee Doodle Daddy, was born on the 4th of July, 1936, in New Orleans, to George and Mary Lillian Hamilton Strobel, and died December 3, 2018, at The Guest House in Baton Rouge after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. He was a very independent (and some would say stubborn—he would say “right”) child and young man who graduated from Rugby Academy in New Orleans, and LSU in Baton Rouge. Don’s career with the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division spanned 32 years, after which he established his own business, Labor Consultants Central, where he continued his work as a labor law consultant for over 20 years. He was a resident of Watson, and a member of Live Oak United Methodist Church, having served many years as treasurer, board member and Sunday School teacher. He was a co-founder, with Mark Gunter, of the Bread of Life Library, which mailed out thousands of Bible study tapes all over the world. He was an avid hunter and fisherman since childhood, and enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shelly Jones Strobel; son, Christopher W. Strobel, daughter and son-in-law, Mary “Mimi” and Bill Hagan; grandchildren: Christi Gautreau and her husband Mitch, Rachel Taft, Mickie Jones and her husband Gary, Katie Hagan, and Jonathan Hagan; a sister, Colleen Olney; an aunt, Betty Hamilton Hughes; and great grandchildren: Noah Gautreau, Jonah Taft, and Charlotte Jones. He is also survived by those to whom he served as “honorary” Dad: Sharon Parker Gunter, Mari Arnett McPherson and her daughter Lenai McPherson, and Michelle “Missie” Spring Scivicque. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandchildren Penn and Emily Hagan. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at The Guest House, who provided continuous and loving care during his final days, and to family and friends for their expressions of sympathy and support. A memorial service honoring his life will be held Saturday, December 8 at Live Oak United Methodist Church, officiated by Dr. Mark Crosby. Visiting hours from 12pm until 2pm, with the service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Live Oak High School scholarship fund, P.O. Box 590, Watson, LA 70786, or Live Oak United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 709, Watson, LA 70786. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.
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