Matthew A. Strack


Matthew A. Strack, 57, of Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at his residence in Greenwood surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 6, 1959, in Beech Grove, to Francis A. and Mary Jo (Donahue) Strack.

He married Jeanice S. (Foltz) Strack on Oct. 3, 1987, in Indianapolis; she preceded him in death on March 1, 1998. He then married Karlyn K. (Mitch) Strack on Jan. 15, 2000, in Indianapolis; she survives.

He was a 1977 graduate of Whiteland Community High School and attended Central Nine School in Greenwood.

He had been employed by Rolls Royce in Indianapolis for 18 years as a tool and die maker and later as a gauge inspector.

He was a member of College Park Church in Indianapolis. He was active in Bible studies and had a passion to minister to the suffering throughout his life.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.

Like his father he was an inventor at heart, meticulous in all he did. And, like his mother, he was kind to the core.

Surviving are his wife, Karlyn K. (Mitch) Strack of Greenwood; children, Matthew S. Strack of Indianapolis, Katie M. Strack (Morgan Steele) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Emily E. Strack of Greenwood, Sena M. Mortensen of Indianapolis and Mary Jo Strack of Greenwood; his father, Francis A. Strack of New Whiteland; brothers, Thomas M. Strack (Diane) of Franklin, Mark A. Strack (Barbara) of Indianapolis, Robert J. Strack (Leora) of Greenwood and Carl E. Strack of Brownsburg; a sister, Linda J. Baker (Jerry) of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Debbie McDonald of Trafalgar, Tami J. McNicholas of Chicago Heights, Illinois and Cheryl J. Hensley (James); father-in-law, Carl J. Mitch of Homewood, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanice S. (Foltz) Strack; mother, Mary Jo (Donahue) Strack; and brother, Ronald McDonald, as well as his beloved Labrador retriever, Nana.

Pastor Don Bartemus and Elder Nate Meece will conduct a service at 11 a.m. on Friday at Gray Road Baptist Church, 5500 Gray Road, Indianapolis, with early visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Wheeler Mission, 205 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; or at

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.