John William Steen

1931 - 2019

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