John William Steen

1931 - 2019

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John William Steen, 88, of Dayton and formerly of Findlay, passed away at 7:00pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 1, 1931, in Findlay to the late Earl M. and N. Marie (Patterson) Steen. He married Ruth Ann George on June 4, 1950, and she survives. John is also survived by his children: Sandra Kay (Wayne) McNamara of Dayton, Janice Lee Eibensteiner of Mesa, AZ, James D. Steen of Findlay, and Robyn Marie (Philip, Sr.) Forbes of Terrace Park, OH; his grandchildren: Erin (Mark) Caldwell, Joseph (Deepika) McNamara, Hillary Long, Elliot Batcheller, Macall Varner, Philip (Nicole) Steen, Kathrine (Aaron) Bibler, Nathan (Angelique) Steen, Sarah Forbes, and Philip Forbes, Jr.; and 20 great-grandchildren. John retired as a farmer and was the former owner of Home Maintenance Plus. He was a graduate of Terra State Community College. He formerly served on the Van Buren School Board and the Penta County School Board. He was a member of the College First Church of God. John was a former member of the Ohio Hampshire Breeders Association, Ohio Pork Producers, and Hancock County Pork Producers. He was also one of the founders of Chopin Hall in Findlay. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held for 1 hour (11:00am-12:00pm) prior to the service. Reverend Wayne McNamara will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the College First Church of God, Findlay and/or Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, October 5th 2019 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, October 5th 2019 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]

    Richland Twp., Ohio

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To : The Family of John Steen
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Rachel Kingery and Sandra Van Etta
Mom and I send our condolences to you for your sad loss. You are in our prayers and our hearts.

To : Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Carol and Chet Conley
Our sincerest condolences.

To : John Steen's Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Jane Plescher and family
We wanted express our sympathies in your deep loss. A great family has lost a great person but he will be carried in all of our hearts.

To : The Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Dwight and Peggy Steen
Peggy and I want to express our deepest sympathy. We hold the family in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve your loss.

To : The Steen Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Chuck and Bonita Surges
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May cherished memories fill your hearts.

To : Ruthann and the Steen Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Roger and Judi Gertz and family
Our deepest regrets to you all! John was always a great friend. So many wonderful memories at Hope and he will be so missed! Bless you all in your sad loss!!! Our prayers for His Peace to be with you all!

To : Steen family
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Jim and Cathie Hulbert
So sorry to hear of the passing of John. As neighbors many years ago you’ll always have a place in our hearts. Love and God Bless to the entire family.

Date :Friday, October 4th 2019

To : For you Dear Ones Who Love John we Pray--
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Rev Fr Chris and Carol Herman
Merciful Father in Heaven, God of all comfort, who has taught us in your holy Word that you do not delight in afflicting or grieving the children of men, and that precious in thy sight is the death of your saints; Look with mercy upon the sorrows of your servants for whom our prayers are now offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; nourish their souls with patience, comfort them all with a sense of your boundless goodness, lift up the light of your countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

With love and affection,

Fr. Chris and Carol

To : The Steen Family
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Mike and Sherri Warren
Mike and I are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Lean on each other any replay all those memories of happier times...…
God Bless.

To : John Steen family
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Carol Charlie Ireland
Ruth Ann, our deep sympathy to you and your family. We are sorry we couldn't make it to John's service. We will be praying for the Lord to comfort you and your family. Carol & Charlie Ireland

To : The Jon Steen Family
Date :Saturday, October 5th 2019
From : Jeff Melissa Gertz Family
God Bless You Ruthann in your time of grieving. Our sincerest condolences to you and you entire family. I always appreciated John's bold stand for his beliefs and his love for Jesus. I'll never forget the lessons I learned working at the hog farm. Great memories with the Hope Temple family and many indelible experiences in the presence of the Lord were very impactful. John was right there leading the saints into the Kingdom with fearlessness. It's been a long time, but your family means a lot to us. We will see John on the other side in the mighty presence of Christ! So sorry we cannot make the funeral. Love you all!!

To : To the John Steen Family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Todd Freeman
My deepest sympathy on John's passing. Your family is in my prayers.