Charles E. Steinman
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RURAL JELLOWAY: Charles E. Steinman, 93, of rural Jelloway, died Saturday evening, April 26, 2014 in Whispering Hills Care Center, Mount Vernon, after a one year illness.
Charles was born May 5, 1920 in Elyria, the son of the late Charles H. and Edna May (Dixon) Steinman. He was a 1939 graduate of Loudonville High School and was one of the first arc welders at The Flxible Company, Loudonville before retiring in 1974. Charles also farmed, was an electrician, and was a true artisan. Following a childhood accident to his arm, he turned that 'disability' into an 'ability' as he learned to hand-craft fine violins from a variety of hardwoods for playing and performing through the years. He began his fiddling at age four and continued for the rest of his life. He was especially proud to play for dances and parties but was also very well known for his fiddling at The Prairie Peddler near Butler for many years. During his lifetime, he performed with many different instrumental groups in a style referred to as bluegrass without the banjo. He was a member of the Pine Run First Church of God, Loudonville and the Hanover Grange.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Stroh Steinman, whom he married October 5, 1941; a son, Charles Douglas (Phyllis) Steinman of Smithville; a daughter, Betty June (Robert) Markel of Perrysville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: George Bernard, Nathan Lester, and Hunter Andrew Steinman; and 1 sister: Mary Margaret Corbin.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 PM in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, LOUDONVILLE with Pastor Wade Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 PM in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Pine Run First Church of God, 733 County Road 3275, Loudonville, Ohio 44842. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.Byerly-Lindsey.com
Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home
123 N Market St
Loudonville, OH 44842
Published in the News Journal on Apr. 28, 2014