Obituaries

Royce Allen Engle

   Royce Allen Engle, 98, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
   Royce Allen Engle was born near Abilene, Kansas, on Nov. 2, 1918, to Homer and Myrta Hildebrand Engle.  Royce was the oldest of three boys.
   Royce’s father was the pastor of the Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church where Royce was baptized as a ten year old.

John Newton Shoupe

   John “Jack” Newton Shoupe, 83, passed away Feb. 21, 2017, at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
   John was born July 13, 1933, in Findlay to Roscoe and Helen (Kelchner) Shoupe, who preceded him in death. On March 4, 1962, he married Louise (Herr) Shoupe who survives.
   Jack was an Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict.  He worked for Meadow Gold Dairy as a salesman until his retirement. He enjoyed golf and bowling. Jack was an amazing man who never knew a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed greatly. 

Evan B. Steiner

   Evan B. Steiner peacefully transitioned on February 19, 2017.  Evan had very strong faith and family values.  He cherished the times with family and friends.  He loved polka music and playing the organ.  He was loyal and dedicated to his work.  He was truly a kind and gentle man who was loved by all who knew him.
   He was born on April 28, 1924, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Mary (Balmer) and Soloman Steiner.  On April 5, 1947, he married Betty Kohli; and, this year, they would have celebrated seventy years of marriage.
   His children are Carol (Tom) Bell, Westerville, Ohio/Hobe Sound, Florida; Greg (Chris), Hobe Sound, Florida/Indian River, Michigan; Bob (Patsy), Hobe Sound, Florida/Highlands, North Carolina.  He has eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Beverly Steiner

   Beverly Steiner, 82, passed away February 15, 2017, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.
   Beverly was born April 22, 1934, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Albert and Irene (Cherry) Schutz who preceded her in death. On July 6, 1957, she married Ralph Steiner who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2016.

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