June 2, 1936 - Aug. 29, 2007
NOVA - David L. Steinen, 71, of Nova, died Wednesday at the Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Firelands after a short illness.
He was born June 2, 1936 in Sandusky, son of the late Gilbert Steinen Sr. and Thelma (Galloway) Steinen.
He was a 1954 graduate of Sandusky St. Mary's High School, a 1958 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where he was on the University's golf team. He also attended Kent State University for his degree in horticulture. He served in the Army.
He had worked at Plum Brook Country Club in Sandusky for 25 years. He owned and operated Rolling Acres Golf Course in Nova for 20 years.
He was a member of the Wellington American Legion Post 8, the Wellington AmVets, the New London V.F.W. Pheifer-Mathers Post 4654 and the Ashland Eagles. He loved the outdoors, nature, hunting and golf.
He is survived by daughters and a son, Teresa Rohr of Nova, Christopher Steinen of Nova, Sheryl (Bryan) Puder of Wakeman; four grandchildren; sisters and a brother, Gilbert Steinen, Jr. of Sandusky, Doris ( Harry) McGookey of Sandusky, Sally (Vito) Dibari of Sandusky and Mary (Jim) Petrie of Sweetwater, Texas; a brother-in-law, Henry Carlsen of Avon Lake.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Carlsen; and a grandson, Will Douglas Thompson.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady Of Christians Parish, Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd, Nova Catholic Church, 240 St. Rt. 511 , Nova, with the time and date to be announced.
Memorials gifts may be sent to Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Firelands, with checks made payable to: Susanne Rusnak, Activity Dept., 204 W. Main St., New London, Ohio 44851. Online condolences may be made at:www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.