Richard J. Steinmetz, 77, of Huron died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, after an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Sandusky, graduated from Huron High School in 1950 and Hiram College in 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Steinmetz Expedition and Supplies.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Huron, Showman Clubs of America and the Circus Historical Association.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Fisher), married for 51 years; daughter, Catherine M. (Rory) Kaip of Huron; two sons, Gus (Rebecca) Steinmetz of Milford, Ohio, and Charlie (Wendy) Steinmetz of Perkins Twp.; six grandchildren, Elisabeth, Rory, Abby, Thomas, Maxwell and Patrick; sister, Miriam (Richard) Olmstead of Huron; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Olive (Smith) Steinmetz.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Sunday in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Christ Episcopal Church, 120 Ohio St., Huron, with the Rev. Wanda Ray officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Christ Church Columbarium.
Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Ohio Veterans Home, Unit 3 North, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.