Glen Arthur Stroops, 92, of Bushnell, Illinois passed away at 3:07 PM Saturday January 7, 2023 at The Elms Nursing Home. He was born April 30, 1930 in McDonough County, IL to Glen J. and Glaydis F. (Winters) Stroops. He married H. Patricia Larson on April 14, 1955 in Galesburg, IL. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2016.

Surviving is one sister, Maxine Jones of Macomb, IL; four children, Becky (Gary) Taylor of Avon, IL; Debra Stroops of Phoenix, AZ; Tom (Laura) Stroops of Bushnell, IL; and Glenda (Clay) Gosnell of South Beloit, IL; 8 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 brother and 1 grandchild.

He was a veteran of the Korean War. His entire career was in construction working as a heavy equipment operator. After retirement gardening and fishing were his favorite pass times. He was a kind, loving and patient man and will be missed deeply.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday January 13, 2023 at the Bushnell Township Cemetery with Pastor Jim Eddy officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Elms. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at

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