Obituaries

Marlyn Eugene Steiner, 83, of Lafayette, IN and formerly of Onarga passed away on May 31, 2020 at his residence.

Marlyn was born January 22, 1937 in Buckley, the son of John and Beulah (Kelly) Steiner. He was a 1955 graduate of Onarga High School. While working as a farm hand on the Schumacher farm Marlyn began dating his future wife, Myrna J. Schumacher. They married on April 7, 1957 at Ash Grove and she survives.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lori (David) Hullinger of West Lafayette, IN, Becky Leydens of Indianapolis, IN, and Cindy (Lonnie) Welch of Pontiac; one sister, Twyla Steiner of La Place, IL; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Steiner and Ronald Steiner; one sister, Marilyn Black; and one son, Dean Steiner.

Mr. Steiner was a member and treasurer at Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. He later became a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lafayette, IN. Marlyn was a lifelong farmer in the Onarga, Illinois area. Over the years, he was also employed at Decker’s Livestock, Krumwiede Farm Supply, and Kaeb Sales. Marlyn retired from farming in 2004 and moved with his wife to New Braunfels, TX. Later, in 2011 they moved to the Lafayette area. Marlyn enjoyed playing cards, puzzling, gardening, and dancing.

Private graveside services will be held at Onarga Cemetery with Pastor Dan Eggold officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Lafayette, IN.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

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