1941 – 2016
Karl Heinz Stratz died on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, as the result of a terrible accident in which he was struck by a car. Karl was born October 14, 1941, in Waldkirsch, in the Black Forest of Germany, the older of two sons born to Georg and Martha Stratz. Georg died in World War II, and his widow remarried to Istvan Horvath.
Karl served in the U.S. Marines from 1960—1964, and he received many medals, including one for marksmanship. He met his future bride, Connie White, in the Chicago Midway Airport, both en route to Los Angeles. The two married at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Highland Park, California, on August 1, 1964.
A Rosary service will be held on Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the Chapel at St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Canada. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in the memory of Karl Stratz may be made to St. Francis High School’s Scholarship/Financial Aid program (St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011.