Steve Deel, 59, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital.
The son of Donald and Leanor (Meadows) Deel, Steve was born June 2, 1957 in Mt. Gilead and graduated from Clear Fork High School. Steve served in the Army and was honorably discharged March 5, 1976. He was a life member of the AmVets Post #43 in Bellville.
Steve worked as an electrician. He enjoyed hunting and throwing horseshoes and darts.
A man’s man, Steve was confident, often speaking his mind. Even though many viewed him as stern and tough, those closest to him knew he really had a softer side.
He is survived by his wife Donna Deel, of Lexington; mother Leanor “Peggy” Deel, of Johnsville; son Donnie (Mallory) Deel, of Milford, Michigan; step children Valerie Sweeney, of Ontario, Hilary Justice and her boyfriend Nathan Reed, both of Lexington, Jeremy (Tia) Justice, of Louisiana, and Leighann (Derik) Ryan, of Arkansas; grandchildren Maya, Mitchell, Max, Ezrin, Damion, Derik, and Dallas; half sister Sharon Martin and half brother Bob Coffin.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The Deel family will receive friends Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. Military honors performed by the American Legion Post # 535 will be held on the funeral home grounds.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting SnyderFuneralHomes.com.