Kenneth J. ‘Kenny’ Steinmetz

Kenneth J. “Kenny” Steinmetz, 87, of Tiffin, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 3, 2018, at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1931, in New Riegel, to Urban and Irene (Kurtz) Steinmetz. He married Clara “Sis” Shaw June 27, 1953.

Survivors include his wife, Clara “Sis” Steinmetz of Tiffin; a brother, Eugene Steinmetz of Wilmington; three sisters, Geraldine Fredritz of Carey, Dorothy (Carl) Peiffer of Findlay and Gervase Eubanks of Crestview, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Urban Steinmetz Jr.; and two sisters, Martha Elchert and Evelyn Thompson.

Kenny graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Navy for two years. After serving in the Navy, he was a carpenter for many area contractors, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed doing yard work, collecting old tools, trips to Amish country and RVing road trips, and was a handyman and a man of perfection.

His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Seneca County or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

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