Ard R. Strauser

June 25, 1939 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 81)


Ard R. Strauser, 81, a lifetime resident of Northumberland was called home to be with the Lord on September 28th, 2020.  He was born on June 25, 1939 at Sunbury Community Hospital to Richard Strauser and Ardie (Schrey) Strauser also of Northumberland.  

Ard was a graduate of the Northumberland High School Class of 1957 and 1960 graduate of PA School of Gunsmithing.  After college, Ard married his classmate and love of his life, Rebecca A. (Hollenbach) Strauser.  They were married 40 years at the time of Becky’s passing.  They have two children, Ardie M. Strauser and Matthew W. Strauser.   Ard is preceeded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Murray K Strauser.  He is survived by his children, his brother Robin Strauser, his first cousins Caryn Strauser Kauffman and Woody Strauser, his nephew Chad Strauser, nieces Kristin (Strauser) Tasker and Taylor Strauser, niece Alicia, several great nieces and nephews, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gayle (Hollenbach) Reichner and Edward D. Reichner of Northumberland.

Ard loved all things outdoors including fishing, hunting, golfing, feeding birds, and pre-1840 primitive rendezvous.  He was a member of most local fire department social organizations, the Sons of the Legion, VFW Auxiliary, etc., and contributed to countless ministry and social charities.   Ard was a man of deep faith and often spoke of his personal salvation in the Lord.  One of his most remarkable traits was his humor, big laugh, and generosity spirit.   Chances are that most people would recognize his “howdy” in passing with a tip of his cowboy hat and walking stick in tow.  Ard loved discussing his hobby of gun collecting.   Many friends sampled his homemade “brandy” while helping him add to his collection of things with the number 7.   His homemade sauerkraut is an annual tradition for friends and family.

Ard retired from Amp, Inc. of Selinsgrove and pursued his hobbies and spending time with his family and friends.   The Strauser family recognizes the lifetime bond of friendships Ard made and extend their comfort and appreciation for the joy they added to his life.  

A memorial service will be planned and announced in the Spring of 2021 at Earl’s Landing, Ard and Becky’s family cabin. 

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland. 

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