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Obituary for Monica Dodge Stroud
Graveside services for Mrs. Monica Stroud will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2012, in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Todd Gandy will officiate. Born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Mrs. Stroud was the daughter of the late Harold Dettman and Rosella Robertson (nee Van Oudenhoven). She died Friday morning, August 10, 2012, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice Home and Community. Mrs. Stroud was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and held many positions in the organization including State Commander and Chaplain for South Carolina. Nationally, she was a past 9th District Commander for this organization also. She was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary, serving in several positions including commander of the local unit of the VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Stroud worked in the Andrew Jackson schools of the Lancaster County School district and volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem for several years before retiring. Surviving are her husband of 58 years; Ernest H. Stroud of the home, 2 children - son; Dale Michael Stroud of Enterprise, AL. and daughter; Michelle Ann Martin of Kershaw, SC. Dale is married to Bridget and they have two of Mrs. Stroud’s four grandchildren, Julia, who is attending Auburn University as a 3rd year medical student and Christopher who is in high school in Enterprise. Michelle is the mother of Larry and James Martin of Kershaw, SC. Mrs. Stroud is preceded in death by her brother Ronald Dettman. She has two surviving sisters Sally Byington and Sally’s husband Lloyd of Wonewoc, WI and Christann Dittman of Appleton, WI, and brother and sisters-in-law and in love, Bobby and Theo Stroud of Kershaw, SC, Phyllis Beechum of Charlotte, NC, and Ginny and JT Faile of Lancaster, SC and numerous other relatives and dear friends. The family will speak to friends preceding the graveside service at the cemetery in the Fellowship Hall of Midway Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, 511 Violet St, West Columbia, SC 29171, Attention: Gift Processing, or The Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House & Community, PO BOX 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.