Alma M. Steinbaugh

Alma M. Steinbaugh, 88, of Upper Sandusky, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky, with her son Michael by her side.

She was born July 11, 1925, in New Riegel to Raphael and Rose Theresa (Brickner) Lang, both of whom are deceased. She married Howard Steinbaugh Oct. 13, 1945, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and he passed away Feb. 11, 1998.

Alma is survived by five children, Theresa (D. Richard) Lykens of Tiffin, Jeannine (Dennis) Ulrich of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Michael (Margo) Steinbaugh of Dayton, Marie (Jim) Forney of Forest and Judy (Brian) Janes of Upper Sandusky; 10 grandchildren, Steven Lykens, Kevin Lykens, Jason Lykens, Lisa Mirro, Ana Bennett, Elana Kostof, Nikki Preston, Stacie Hill, Matthiew Bowling and Hunter Steinbaugh, who was her caregiver and best friend; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother Earl Lang of Ashland; and two sisters, Viola Lang of Tiffin, and Jean Decker of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kristen Lykens; a great-granddaughter Lacey Mirro; two brothers, Marion “Pete” Lang and Marvin Lang.

Alma was a homemaker and also worked for more than 18 years at Liqui-Box Plastics in Upper Sandusky. She also upon her retirement, worked as a caregiver for young and old. And in her early years, she worked as a bus driver for the Upper Sandusky Schools.

She was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Upper Sandusky, and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the Upper Sandusky Fire Department and also Wyandot County Council on Aging, where she also did volunteer work. In earlier days when her children were young, Alma was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader.

For hobbies, Alma enjoyed playing bingo, card games especially euchre, baking cookies, working in the garden and taking walks. She will be remembered for her faith, love of family and especially her grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in rural Upper Sandusky.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Sandusky Fire Department or the Activities Fund at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and can be sent to Lucas-Batton 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

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