May 4, 1929 - June 2, 2012

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Obituary for William R. Steimel

William R. Steimel, age 83, died peacefully at his home in the Williamsburg area on June 2, 2012. † Born and raised in Millersburg, OH, he was the youngest son of the late Henry Uhl Steimel and Olive Elliott Steimel.

Prior to moving to Williamsburg, VA in 2002, Bill also lived in Hartville, Canal Fulton and Alliance, Ohio and Paris, France. † He graduated from Millersburg High School, Miami University and the PMD Program at Harvard.

Bill was President of Kent Elastomer Products for 27 years until retirement. †He was also factory manager for Diamonite Products, Business Manager at Wooster Hospital, and a Veteran with military service during the Korean Conflict.

An avid collector of 18th Century and early 19th Century American Antiques, Bill managed Millersburgís annual antique show for 22 years. † His interests also included folk art, travel and fine woodworking. † †Memberships included the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, the Stark Preservation Society, the West Holmes School Board and the Alliance Hospital Blue Ribbon Panel as well as various committees and organizations at Fordís Colony of Williamsburg.

In addition to his loving wife, Shirley, Bill is survived by 4 sons. †Mark – Massillon, OH; Matthew – Los Angeles; Timothy ñ Uniontown, OH; Jonathan – Hartville, OH; stepdaughter Jill McDermott, grandsons Michael and Ryan McDermott, and step-son Robert Simms ñall of Alliance.

In accordance with instructions left by Bill, there will be no calling hours or funeral. † He left specific plans for a private memorial party to be held in his honor at a later date. † In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

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  • June 06, 2012
    Maria Luise Yeatts says:
    Shirley, Bud joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy on the death of Bill. May God help you during this time of sorrow. Maria and Bud

  • June 08, 2012
    Kermit Eide and Bobbi Mac Gregor says:
    Shirley, Our condolences to you and family in the loss of Bill. We pray for peace and comfort for you.

  • June 06, 2012
    Charles & Mary Leahey says:
    We are sorry to read of Bill's passing in the paper this morning. Shirley, please let us know if we can be of any help.

  • June 08, 2012
    Bill and Angela Welch says:
    We have so many fond memories of our travels with Bill and Shirley. Always enjoyed the dinner conversations and sharing travel stories. We shall miss Bill. Bill and Angela Welch - Williamsburg, VA