Jon Strong, 81, Bicknell

Jon Stephen Strong, 81, of Bicknell, Indiana, went to be with the Lord, May 30, 2021.  He was surrounded by his loving family.  Jon was born January 26, 1940 in Washington Indiana, to Carrie (Gardner) Strong and Charles Strong, Sr.

A high school graduate, Jon served honorably in the United States Army, and later retired from RCA in Bloomington.  Jon loved fishing, hunting, and baseball — especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was also an IU Hoosiers fan.  Jon was a member of:  the Moose Lodge; the Eagles; the American Legion; and the French Club.  He was a member of the Bicknell Nazarene Church.

He was a wonderful father and a devoted family man who leaves his daughters with many loving memories of days spent with him at the Bicknell Park, where he devoted his time and efforts improving the park for area families.

Those who survive Jon include his three daughters:  Kim (Richard) Fine of Mt. Carmel; Gina Cerino and her companion Rob Hudecek of Wind Gap, Pennsylvania; and Monica (Travis) Johnson of Sumner, Illinois.  There are four grandchildren:  Brittany Burkett, Chassity Richardson, Allie Johnson, and Sladen Johnson.  Additionally, Jon leaves behind four great-grandchildren.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Charles Strong, Sr., a brother Charles Strong, Jr., and a sister Geraldine O’Connor.

A memorial gathering for Jon “Steve” Strong is scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021, 5:00-6:30 p.m. with a memorial program to begin at 6:30 p.m., at the Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. 6th Street, Bicknell, Indiana.  Pastor Jon McKinnon will be the speaker.

Jon’s daughters ask that donations be made to Bicknell Parks and Recreation, City Hall, 119 E. 2nd Street, Bicknell IN  47512.

Online condolences can be left for the Strong family at