CAMBRIDGE -- Sam Stroud, 81, died Friday (Feb. 22, 2002) at his home in Cambridge.
He was born Oct. 6, 1920 in Fort Scott, Kan. to William McKinley and Edna (Mayfield) Stroud. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He served from Aug. 1942 to Oct. 1945, reaching the grade of technician 5th grade. He served in the North of France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
He owned and operated a plumbing business in Cambridge. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 199 of Cambridge and the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on the City Council, the City of Cambridge Planning Commission, the BPOE Elks of McCook, and the board of the Senior Center.
Survivors include four sons, William and wife, Margo of Wichita, Kan., Jim and wife, Donna of Grove, Okla., Jerry and wife, Teresa of North Platte, and Lerry and wife, Sue of Burr, Neb.; four sisters, Alice Ellis, Mickey Gilbert, Shirley Buckle all of Girard, Kan., and Florence Ann Stroud of Santa Anna, Calif.; one brother, Elmer Stroud of Spokane, Wash.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were today at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge with Pastor Art Phillips officiating. Interment was in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Military Honors were conducted by the Cambridge American Legion and the North Platte American Legion Posts.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.