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Howard Kenneth Stinemetz
Howard Kenneth StinemetzWheatHoward Kenneth Stinemetz, 87 of Marysville, died peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2014 at his home.  He was born May 13, 1927 in Leesburg Township to the late Kenneth “Kelly” and Anne (Beaver) Stinemetz.

He farmed for more than sixty years on his land north of Marysville and he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and trapping.  He attended Morral High School where he held the Marion County record for the 220 yard dash for several years. A World War II veteran, he served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany.  He was assigned to trains that transported prisoners to war camps.  Howard was very active in the VFW in Richwood for several years. He helped with the honor guard for military funerals.

He is survived by his daughter, Diana (Kenny) Bird of Delaware; a son, Tom Stinemetz of Marysville; grandchildren, Sarah (Robert) Russell, Adam Stinemetz, Travis (Tonya) Stinemetz, all of Columbus; Joshua (Michelle) Stinemetz of Hillard; Tommy Jr. (Rachel) Stinemetz of Marysville; seven great-grandchildren, Clayton Russell, Henry, Harper, Abigail, Morgan, Kayala and Alyssa Stinemetz; brothers, Glenn (Lona) Stinemetz, Duane Stinemetz; very close special friends, Tonya and Richard Vance along with nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; granddaughter, Carol Bird; close friend Margaret Wood Haines; and former wife, Doris Clair.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Dear Diana & Tom.  I am so sorry to hear of your father's loss.  Please know that my prayers are with you during this most difficult time.   On behalf of both the VFW Post 870 and the Class of 1968, please accept our deepest sympathies.  

#2 from: Mike and Jean Carmean
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 5:23 PM

You will be missed Howard. It was an honor to have you as a friend.

#3 from: Pat
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Rest In Peace Howard ,you will be Greatly Missed

#4 from: Helen Clapsaddle & Carole Sue Greene
10675 Betty Lane Richwood Oh 43344
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Diana and family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you today. You guys were great neighbors.

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