Richard "Dick" Steiner
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MANSFIELD: Richard "Dick" Steiner, 90, of Mansfield, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at his residence. Born May 24, 1922 in Dayton, he was the son of Charles and Jennie (Kidney) Steiner. Dick graduated from Dayton Cooperative High School in 1940 and served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, he worked for National Cash Register and Marchant Calculators and attended the University of Dayton. Dick later worked for Atlas Advertising of Cleveland until 1960 before moving to Mansfield to work for Mansfield Typewriter where he retired from in 1987 as a sales manager. He was a member of Venus Masonic Lodge #152 F. & A.M. and an active member of First United Methodist Church having taught the confirmation class for 20 years and organized the Downtown Lenten services for many years. Dick had many loves in his life. The Lord was very precious to him and Dick felt his presence in his life each day and taught others about the importance of prayer. His wife and family meant the world to him. He looked forward to every Sunday evening when his family would get together for dinner. He loved being with them all. Dick vacationed with his family at his favorite place, Myrtle Beach, for over 40 years and after he retired, Jean and he would winter there. His love of the beach found him walking and gathering shells which he later used to make beautiful shell wreaths. His passion was then to give these wreaths away making others happy. He continued thinking of others when Jean and he moved to Primrose by being Primroses' unofficial photographer. Dick loved taking pictures, immediately printing them and then gave them to the people he had in the picture. The people at Primrose never knew when they would be captured on film. Swimming was his favorite pasttime. He spent many hours at the "Y" swimming over 2,000 miles. These are the things that meant the most to him.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, who he celebrated 70 years of marriage with on October 24, 2012 with a celebration at Primrose Retirement Center; daughter, Cindy (Mike) Dorner of Lexington; son, Rick (Becki) Steiner of Ocala, FL; daughter-in-law, Chris Steiner of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Cy Dorner, Heather (Brian) Addington, Adam Steiner, and Amy (Randy) Crawford; and four great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ron Steiner and brothers, Paul and Eugene Steiner.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 12 N. Diamond St., Mansfield, conducted by Pastor Kent Joy. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or ALS Association.
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Published in the News Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 22, 2013