John Timothy Steinhelfer


John Timothy Steinhelfer, 77, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2018, at OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born in West Mansfield on Aug.18, 1940, to the late Donald Frederick Steinhelfer and Margaret Jean Hufford Steinhelfer Akey. John was also preceded in death by a son, Frederick Guy Steinhelfer.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, John worked as a railroad engineer for New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail before retiring after nearly 28 years of work. He was a member of the Indian Lake Moose and the American Legion. In his younger days, John played basketball and later loved to hunt and watch sports.

John is survived by a son, Timothy Wayne Steinhelfer; a daughter, Bonnie (Steve) Forster; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a special friend Laurie Anderson.

Pastor Bryan Meadows officiates the funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, where visitation begins at 11 a.m.  Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH  43214.

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