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John W. Steetle

June 6, 1934 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 83)



John W. Steetle, 83, of Meridian passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

Born June 6, 1934 in Knox Chapel, PA, he was a son of the late Edward A. and Mary Stumpf Steetle.

He previously worked as a High Rigger Iron Worker for the former Pullman Standard Car Company in Butler.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. John was a kind and generous man who did volunteer work for the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels. Through the Audubon Society, he participated in the Christmas Bird Count. John was also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

His hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting, poetry and canoeing. He loved nature, his cottage in Canada and wintering in Florida.

He was a 1952 graduate of Staunton Military Academy in Virginia.

Surviving are his two daughters: Debra (Jeffery) Burns, with  whom he resided for the past 5 months, and Barbara (Darylann) Steetle both of Butler.

Numerous nieces and nephews.

His dear friend, Kevin Callihan also of Butler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rhonna J. Phipps Steetle who passed away September 5, 2012. They were married July 7, 1956. A grandson, Jason Burns. Three brothers, Robert, Edward and Tommy Steetle.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Saturday at 10:00 am from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St. Butler, PA 16001. Rev. Harry Bielewicz, Pastor, to officiate. Interment will follow at Butler County Memorial Park.

St. Paul Catholic Women and Christian Mothers will meet at the church at 9:30 am Saturday to recite the Rosary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001. Also, may be made to Clear Creek State Park, 38 Clear Creek Rd. Sigel, PA 15806






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