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On November 10, 2022, God won another carpenter and farmer into heaven. Timothy Howard Strahler, 74, of Churchtown, Ohio, was born June 4, 1948 in Marietta, Ohio.

Tim’s proudest accomplishments in life were his four children with Karen Wittekind Strahler. Kari Caldwell (Rusty) of Churchtown, Traci Strahler Chichester (David) of Lowell, T. Troy Strahler (Minda) of Churchtown and Dustin Strahler (Amy) of Marietta.

Tim’s pride and joy was to be the grandfather of his grandchildren Braden Strahler (Kara), Brailie Strahler, Karissa and Karinna Caldwell, Anna, Ruslan and Sydney Strahler, Emma and Jonathan.

Tim loved his large family of siblings and is survived by seven sisters and one brother, who called him “Timi”, Kathy Lough, Jenny Strahler, Cindy Davis, Sheila Lovett (Craig), Lorinda Lang (Jeff), Tina Duff (Duane), Natalie Lowe (Randy) and Toby Strahler. Tim is also survived by his very special friend, Tami Selan, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Howard Strahler, Grace Lang Strahler, his brother Ronald Strahler and his brother-in-law Dave Davis.

Tim Strahler was an entrepreneur and founded Tim Strahler Construction Co., The Laminate Shop, Inc., the Tiger Stop Complex and the former Kitchen Creations. He was the developer of Cheyenne Estate in Oak Grove, Indian Hills Subdivision in Marietta and Oak Tree Villas in Belpre. Tim’s love for carpentry began at an early age as the youngest bricklayer in the union. His love continued in teaching carpentry from 1988 to 1998 at the Washington County Career Center. He took many students to state and nationals for cabinetmaking. Today, many self-taught woodworkers still say Tim was their mentor. He just hung up his carpenter’s belt when he retired on July 4 this year. Over the years Tim has been an active member of the Washington County Homebuilders Association as President in 86, 87, 93, 95 and 2000-2001. He was a former director of the Washington County Fair Board.

The biggest smile you would see on Tim’s face was waving his tractor while scooping hay. Purchased when he was only 18 years old, his farm was his place of happiness and he was very proud to make it an oasis for his family. When you didn’t find him in the store or in the fields, you found him watching a football or basketball game; he was a huge Buckeye fan. Tim enjoyed celebrating family reunions on his farm and sitting by his pond with a campfire. The laughter, tears and joy of these gatherings will be forever cherished by his family.

Though our hearts bleed, we know that Tim is already mowing the fields of paradise with his four-legged friend, Harley, running alongside him. He waves at all of us with a smile on his face.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington County Career Center Carpentry Class or the Waterford FFA.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Churchtown, with Reverend David Gaydosik in celebration. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Marietta Chapel at Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with a wake at 7 p.m.

Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve Tim’s family and offers online condolences as well as many other resources by visiting their website, www.CawleyandPeoples.com or going to their Facebook page.

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