This story was published by The Ypsilanti Record on Thursday, January 1, 1920.
Sunday morning while attending church George E. Strong was stricken with death. He had gone to the Sunday morning services with his wife, feeling in his usual good health. As the congregation was singing the opening hymn Mr. Strong dropped in his seat. Rev. George Olmstead, pastor of the church, saw that something was wrong and rushed to the fallen man’s side. He was taken into a side room, where he died before medical aid arrived.
Mr. Strong was 67 years of age and had been in business in Ypsilanti for a number of years at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Adams street, where he conducted a shoe store and shoe repairing establishment. He became a resident of Ypsilanti in 1909. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellows, and Woodmen of the World. He was universally well liked and leaves besides his wife a son, Leon and daughter, Mrs. R. W. Prvor, of Detroit, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery.