Mr. Stroup was born July 15, 1946 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. He was an outdoorsman, a loving husband and father, and a wonderful son. "He will be greatly missed," his family said.
Mr. Stroup was preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. Carey D. Stroup.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie; children Clay Stroup of Chicago, Shawn Osteen of Oklahoma, Amy Payne of Gardnerville, Nev.; his mother Theodora "Teddy" Bowden, brother Grant Stroup and sister Kat Stroup, all of Homer; nephew Alen Stroup; and grand nieces Tabitha and Sabrina Stroup, all of Anchorage.