Baptist president and Dereham magistrate
2009: Ivan Stroulger,
a magistrate on the Dereham bench and a committed Christian who served as secretary at Dereham Baptist Churchfor 28 years and the man who kept world-famous Hobbies model name alive, has died at the age of 92.
Married to Margaret, Ivan had five sons Alan, Philip, Geoffrey, Robert and youngest son, John, was born after their return to Norfolk. Mr Stroulger loved spending time with his family, and he had eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ivan was also a past president of the Norfolk Baptist Association.
Alan said: “He was an amazing man and full of life and very courageous.” And Philip recalled that he was meticulous and precise in all that he did, being a man of great integrity and having a great sense of humour.
A thanksgiving service will be held at Cowper Congregational Church in Dereham on Monday March 2, starting at noon.