Stephen Roy Scheiderer

Steve Scheiderer obit

Stephen Roy “Steve” Scheiderer, 74, of Zanesfield, passed away peacefully while taking his morning nap Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, with his loving wife, Celia, in the kitchen and his faithful dog, Colt, by his side.

Steve retired from General Motors in Columbus after 30 years of service, was a member of the UAW Local 969, Farm Bureau and Corvette Club, and was a lifetime NRA member. He was an avid hunter and trapper and loved the land. He loved his God, his family and his country, in that order.

He was raised in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church family, where he served as elder.

He was born April 23, 1943, in Columbus to the late Chester and Bertha Kandel Scheiderer and was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ron Chapman.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Celia M. Rea Scheiderer, whom he married Dec. 20, 1987, in the Zion Lutheran Church in London; his daughters, Rene (Brent Hilliard) Scheiderer and Denise (Greg) Yutzy; stepchildren, Matt (Susie) Higgins, Chad Higgins and Kendra (Jeff) Adams; two grandchildren; one soon-to-be-born great-grandson; six step-grandchildren; his brother, Dennis (Karen) Scheiderer; his sister, Joette Chapman; three nephews; two great-nieces, two great-nephews; and an aunt, Elsie Kandel.

In accordance with Steve’s wishes, following cremation, his memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where the family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jacob D. Heino officiates and private interment will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Scheiderer, Greg Yutzy, Zachary Yutzy, Justin Chapman, Seth Chapman and Gabriel Chapman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Church and School Strategic Ministry Plan to achieve the goal of a successful school mission and ministry. Condolences may be expressed at

“Well done thou good and faithful servant. …”