Frank Steffler, 92

Frank Boyd Steffler, 92, of Franklin Twp., Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his residence.

Born May 12, 1927 in Camp Run, he was the son of the late Frank I. and Elizabeth (Hess) Steffler. He was married to Wilma Boots Steffler who died in 1994.

Frank retired from the Ellwood City Forge where he operated the “Big Press” for 41 years. He was one of the last operators when the press was converted from steam to hydraulic. Frank was a Veteran of the Army serving in WW II. He was a member of the Union Goodwill Community Church. Frank enjoyed woodworking and gardening. At one point in his life, he raised beef cattle.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Gordon) Cole of Maryland, Kerry Groves of Ellwood City, PA; son, Jeffrey (Shirley) Steffler of New Wilmington, formerly of Wampum; 7 grandchildren, Erin (Amanda) Cole, Christopher Cole, Katie (Matt) Perreault, Erica Sanders, Leighann (Matt) Schilling, Frank Steffler, Evan (Marcie) Lambert; 14 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

The last of his family he was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 4 brothers, and a step -granddaughter, Keri Lambert.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday September 22, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Monday from 10 until the time of the funeral services at 11 am at the funeral home. Pastor Dennis Arndt of the Lillyville Church of God will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Union Goodwill Church, 950 East St. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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7 thoughts on “Frank Steffler, 92

  1. My condolences to Frank’s family. He was a wonderfully kind man who kept an immaculate lawn and garden. Growing up in Hardyville, I would ride my bike past his house often. Once, while I was stopped chatting with him, we watched a hot air balloon fly by. We hopped in Frank’s truck and followed it until it landed. I’ll always remember that special memory with him. The world has lost a special soul.

  2. Deepest sympathy to Frank, Kerry, and his family. I am a home health aide at Homemaker Home Health Aide and worked with Frank on the same day he died. Frank was a good man and is resting at his new heavenly home with God.

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