Samuel Steffes

November 21 1947 - April 22 2024

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Krill Funeral Home
Thursday April 25th 2024 3-7 pm

204 W Indiana Street
Edon Ohio 43518



Mass of Christian Burial
Friday April 26th 2024 at 11:00 am

Saint Joseph Catholic Church
625 Washington Street
Blakeslee , Ohio 43505


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Samuel J. Steffes, age 76, of Edon, Ohio, passed away at 10:55 am on Monday, April 22, 2024, at the Evergreen Healthcare Center where he had been a patient. Sam was a graduate of the 1965 class of Edon High School, in Edon, Ohio. After graduation he attended Bowling Green State Univ and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. He then went for his Masters degree at University of Saint Francis, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was employed by the Edon School District from 1971 to 2006. In addition to teaching, he also volunteered his time as an EMT for Edon EMS as well as coaching cross country for many Edon students. After retirement he continued substitute teaching at many schools within Williams County. Sam was the mayor of Edon, Ohio from 1992-2001. He also participated on the city council, acting as administrator during this time. Sam was an active member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Blakslee, Ohio, where he was known to play the organ. Above all Sam was a proud father and grandfather to his two children and his four custodial granddaughters. Samuel J. Steffes was born on November 21, 1947, in Edon, Ohio, the son of Basil and Frances (Stoy) Steffes. He married Barbara A. Vince on June 14, 1969, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, Ohio and she preceded him in death on February 5, 2022. Sam is survived by is his son, James Steffes of Westerville, Ohio; daughter, Rachel Kaylor; granddaughters, Emily Kaylor, Hannah (Heath) Brown, Allison and Ashley Kaylor; sisters, Agnes Stoker, Barbara (Joseph) Shankster, and Nancy (Ron) Risedorph; brothers, Raymond (Barbara) Steffes, John Steffes, George (Barbara) Steffes; brothers-in-law, Dino (Barbara) Vince and Thomas (Josephine) Casterline; sister-in-law, Sally Steffes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Barbara; parents, Basil and Frances (Stoy) Steffes; brothers, Joseph, Richard, and Clarence; and his sister, Loretta Andres. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 3-7 pm at the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon, Ohio 43518 with recitation of the rosary at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 11 am at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 625 Washington Street, Blakeslee, Ohio 43505. An Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Blakeslee. Memorials are requested to the Walz Park Playground Project, care of the Village of Edon, Edon School District, or St. Joseph Church.

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