Edgar Adolph Stein, 91, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, surrounded by his family.
He was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Monroeville to Adolph and Cora (Smith) Stein. Edgar was a 1940 graduate of Monroeville High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, serving as a mechanic on the USS Heywood from 1942-45. Edgar delivered fuel oil for Monroeville Oil Company, serving customers for 30 years. He retired from the Ohio Turnpike in 1987, and had been a farmer for many years.
He enjoyed camping with family and traveling. He spent countless hours working in his garage, cutting wood, making candy, and exploring his farm on his tractor and Gator. He loved to dance with the love of his life, his wife, Harriet, and enjoyed playing euchre with family and friends. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroeville, where he served the Lord faithfully. He was also a member of the American Legion and Ohio Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Harriet J. Miller, whom he married March 24, 1951; one daughter, Elaine (Jim) Ruth, of Galion, Ohio; two sons, Dale (Stephanie) Stein, of Shreve, Ohio, and Darrell (Lori) Stein, of Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Dan (Molly) Ruth, Matt (Marie) Ruth, Lori Ruth, Sarah (Mike) Sigler, Adam Stein, Austin Stein, Nicholle Stein and Andrew Stein; six great-grandchildren, Evan, Leyla, Kenzie, Zoe, Grant and Natalie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Eby and Daryl Smith, of Norwalk, and Doris and George Gatzke, of Elyria, and Olin Schneider of Chandler, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Verneita Schneider.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan, 27, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 Broad St., Monroeville. The Rev. Dr. Amy Little will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Triity Lutheran Church.