Robert E.Strutz was born to Rueben and Rosalie Strutz on April 1, 1928 in Bismarck, N.D.
He graduated from Billings Senior High in1946; Westmar College in1950; Western Evangelical Seminary in 1953.
He married Theo Eller on June 1, 1950. Bob was a minister for the Evangelical Church and served the following churches: Fruitland-Salem, Ore.; Tigard, Ore.; Broadview; Glasgow, (started); Lockwood-Billings; Western Conference Superintendent; Jamestown, N.D.; Executive Director Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch; Melstone; Harvest-pastoral care-Billings. He also served many years as a volunteer for Rocky Mountain Hospice.
Bob loved his wife, Theo (65 years), his family, the local churches he served faithfully, people, the outdoors-hunting and fishing. But most of all he loved the Lord. He spent much time in prayer and became much like the ONE he served, and now is spending eternity with JESUS. A kinder more faithful man you cannot find. He truly impacted and influenced many in a most Godly eternal way.
Bob went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. We are grateful to God for gracing our lives with Robert Strutz for 87 years.
Survivors include his wife-Theo; brother Rollie Strutz (Bette) of Great Falls; daughter-Becky McCotter (Fred) of Bozeman; Steve Strutz (Janice) of Billings; Jon Strutz (Sheryl) of Oregon City, Ore.; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be at 2 p.m., Jan. 29 at Faith Evangelical Church, 3145 Sweetwater Dr. A live stream of the service will be provided at faithe.org. Memorials can be given to Beartooth Christian Camp, 130 Trinity Trail, Fishtail, MT, 59028. Condolences may be shared with the family by visitingsmithfuneralchapels.com.