Francis "Fran" B. Stechschulte

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1927
Died: Thu., Mar. 1, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 04, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Francis B. Stechschulte, age 90, died at 11:41am, on Thursday, March 1, 2018,  at his home in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

He was born on November 24, 1927, near Pandora, Ohio, to Frank and Marguerite (Kiene) Stechschulte.  They both preceded him in death.

On April 19, 1952, he married Dora Jean Brinkman.  She survives in Columbus Grove, Ohio.

He is survived by two sons:  Kevin (Karen) Stechschulte and Glen (Cindy) Stechschulte, both of Columbus Grove; two daughters:  Michele (Bob) Michel and Gina (Jim) Wurth both of Columbus Grove; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and two sisters:  Mary (Wayne) Sutter of Mt. Horeb, WI and Jean Schulte of Pandora; five brothers:  John (Betty) of Ottawa; Joe (Judy), Karl (Blanche), David (Lou), and Jerry (Paula) Stechschulte all of Columbus Grove; three sisters in-law: Margaret Stechschulte and Sharon Stechschulte both of Columbus Grove and Ruth Ann Stechschulte of Ottawa; and one brother in-law:  William (Kathy) Eversole of Columbus Grove.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Marguerite "Nook" Eversole; four brothers:  Robert (Agnes), Maurice "Moe", Harry, Patrick and one brother in-law, Ed Schulte.

Fran was a life long member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1945.  He retired after 47 1/2 years at Countrymark Co-Op.  He was a member of the B.O.P. Elks Lodge #54, Lima and Faternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 2234, Ottawa.  He enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie, boating on Marble Lake, MI and spending time with family.  He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am, on Monday, March 5, 2018,  at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove.  Father Tom Extejt will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm, on Sunday, March 4, 2018, and one hour prior to the service Monday,  at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.   Scripture Service will begin at the close of visitation.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the care Bridge Hospice gave their dad.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's School or St. Anthony's Church.

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Dave and Nancy McSherry
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
So many wonderful memories and such a beautiful family as his legacy, you will be missed, but dearly remembered Uncle Fan! Our deepest sympathy, Dave and Nancy McSherry

Dennis Wehri
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
I have worked with him at Counrtymark,in Lima before the 1987 explosion,(where i got burnt) A very nice and friendly man So sorry for your loss,my wife and i will keep you and your family in our prayers,we now live in Bryan,Ohio doing find.

John & Ginny Kahle
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Our sincere condolences go to all of you. So many wonderful memories of Fan. He was so loved by all and will surely be missed. So sorry we are in Florida and unable to be at the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cousins, John & Ginny Kahle

Bernard and Jeanne Kiene
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
So sorry to hear of Francis passing. May he be welcomed home to rest in our Lord Jesus Christ arms in Heaven our final home. May the peace and comfort of our loving Father in Heaven be upon his family.

Charles and Jeanne Griffith
   Posted Sun March 04, 2018
You and your families have our prayers and support at the passing of Fran. He was a great guy, who always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

Liz Kiene Sehlhorst
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Always so pleasant and friendly.

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