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Steven Joseph Neal

November 27, 1952 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Steven Neal Obituary

Steven Joseph Neal,70, of Defiance, Ohio, died on November 19, 2023.

He was born on November 27, 1952, to Kermit Lamar Neal and Vira Laween Stewart at a naval base in San Diego, California. He attended Paulding High School and graduated in 1970. He met his wife Cindy Struble in 1983 and the were married in 1990. Steve had two daughters, Stacy Gilbert and Kelly Foster, and together they had a son, Jace Joseph Neal.

Steve was quite the character! Goofy, funny and caring. He showed his love by cooking for his family. Some of his favorites were polish stew, turkey gravy, and fried and barbecue chicken. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, painting and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He worked as a lift truck driver at Key Plastics before he retired. He was a big fan of Wisconsin, Michigan, Green Bay Packers, New York Yankees and Bob Ross.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife: Cindy Neal, son: Jace Neal, daughters: Stacy Gilbert and Kelly (Donnie) Foster, grandchildren: Logan (Kali) Gilbert, Tara (Hunter) Searles, Cameron (Katya) Cooper, Simon (Jenna) Gilbert, Jorja Gilbert, Shana Foster, Henry Neal and Owen Neal, as well as great-grandchildren: Griffin Searles, Jett Cooper and two more on the way. He will be greatly missed by them all!

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