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In Memory of
Steven M. Stoehr
April 19, 1941 - November 22, 2019

Visitation:
Monday, November 25th from 5-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Prayer service Monday at 7 p.m.

Service:
Tuesday, November 26th 11 a.m. at Church of the Resurection

Steven Michael Stoehr, 78, of Westerville, OH, succumbed to cancer at home surrounded by his loving family, friends and church members on November 22, 2019.

Steve is survived by his wife of 14 years Roseann (Pavlick); daughter Kristin Stoehr Pereira, her husband Dennis Pereira and adoring grandson Riley of CT; daughter Kathryn Stoehr of FL; sister and brother-in-law Jean and Doug Laundrie of WI/FL; foster daughter Lon Thai of NH, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
Steven was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. He was also a support, mentor, brother and father figure to many through his volunteer spiritual outreach. He had a gift for seeing the best in others.

During his childhood years in Wisconsin, Steve loved spending time walking and hunting in the woods. As a young adult he realized his love for sailing and the sea, and lived for many years by the ocean in Hingham, Massachusetts. Steves natural charisma and engaging ways served him well throughout his career in sales and marketing. Steve also had a love for music and a talented singing voicehe sang in church choirs throughout his life.

For the latter part of his career, Steve transferred to the Columbus, OH area where he met wife Roseann. Steve and Roseann enjoyed watching football (especially the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers). Steve enjoyed grilling outdoors in all seasons using vegetables lovingly grown by Roseann. Steve and Roseann also enjoyed traveling, especially to out-of-the-way places off the beaten path.

A special thank you to the James Cancer Hospital and Heartland Hospice for their loving care and support. Also, thank you to Moreland Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Moreland Funeral Home on Monday followed by a Cum Christo gathering and celebration of life at 7:00 to 8:00, November 25th. Funeral services for Steve will be held at Church of the Resurrection in New Albany on Tuesday November 26th at 11:00. Steve will be laid to rest in Wisconsin at a later date. Memorial donations in Steves name may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences

Nancy Nelson

Nov 23, 2019

Dear Roseanne, As you know Steve was a very special and dear friend to Bill and I! The guys shared so many encounters between Bible studies and sailing adventures! Steve knew how to captain a boat and we had many highlights such as seeing the tall ships when they came to Boston and a wonderful trip to Cuttyhunk and the Vineyard! Steve and you were always gracious hostesses and I will always treasure the fun we had both when you visited in Hingham and being able to visit your home in Marion and Westerville! Steve told me many times how grateful he was for your care and devotion as he underwent the difficulty of various treatments the last few years! I know you both benefited from the amazing produce from your gorgeous vegetable gardens! I send my love to Kristen and her family and Kathy as you grieve and console one another! So glad Steve could enjoy his grandson these past years! You are all in my heart I know only how hard it is to miss our loved ones! Blessings, Nancy and family

 

Mary Tracy

Nov 24, 2019

As a member of the Columbus Cum Christo family we want to express our deepest sympathy. Please know he and his family will be held in prayer. Blessings and Peace, Mary & Gerard Tracy

 

Carolanne Calvert

Nov 25, 2019

A LETTER OF GRATITUDE TO A MAN OF FAITH, SERVICE AND LOVE, A LETTER TO STEVE; DEAR STEVE, IN THE OVER 40 YEARS THAT I HAVE KNOWN YOU, I NEVER ONCE SAW YOU AS ANYTHING BUT A MAN OF FAITH, SERVICE AND LOVE FOR YOUR LORD, JESUS. WHEN FIRST I MET YOU IN 1985, AFTER I HAD MOVED HERE TO THE SOUTH SHORE FROM ANOTHER PART OF MASSACHUSETTS WITH MY THREE SMALL CHILDREN, I WAS FEELING LOST AND QUITE HOMESICK. JOINING THE FOLK GROUP IN HINGHAM WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME AS I'D NEVER SUNG IN PUBLIC BEFORE BUT I NEEDED SOMETHING TO HELP MY BROKEN HEART. MY CHILDREN HAD JUST LOST THEIR FATHER IN A TRAGIC FIRE THAT TOOK HIS LIFE AND I HAD THEIR GRIEF PLUS MY OWN TO CARRY. THE FOLK GROUP WELCOMED ME WITH OPEN ARMS, MOST ESPECIALLY YOU. YOU STOOD BEHIND ME IN THE PRACTICE TIMES AND WHEN WE SANG AT MASS ON SUNDAYS AND YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ME TO "SING OUT TO THE LORD" HELPED MY HEART AND SPIRIT FIND NEW LIFE. FOR YEARS I SHOWED UP AT THE PRACTICES AND ON SUNDAYS WONDERING WHEN THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP WOULD DISCOVER THAT I UNLIKE YOU AND MOST OF THE OTHERS COULD BARELY CARRY A TUNE. NO ONE CARED. THEY ALL JUST SEEMED TO WANT ME THERE, TO BE PART OF THE MUSICAL TEAM THAT SHARED SONG AND PRAYER IN LOVE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THE CONGREGATION GATHERED MOST OF ALL THERE WAS YOU, WELCOMING ME, ENCOURAGING ME AND LITERALLY GIVING ME COURAGE TO 'SING OUT' OF THE LORD AND ALL HIS WONDERS. THOSE YEARS WERE SOME OF THE DEAREST OF MY LIFE. YOU MOVED TO OHIO YOUR LIFE CHANGED AND YET YOUR LOVE AND WAYS OF SERVING THE LORD NEVER DID I NEVER MET A PERSON MALE OR FEMALE WHO LOVED THE LORD AS YOU DID AND SERVED HIM FAITHFULLY WITH COURAGE AND STRENGTH THAT GAVE ME A KIND OF BRAVERY TOO AND SOMETIME LATER I THINK YOU'D ALREADY GONE TO OHIO I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND ACCEPTED A JOB TEACHING AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN QUINCY TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I KNOW I COULD NEVER HAVE FOUND THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO DO THAT HAD I NOT MET YOU TO FOLLOW AS AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE, STRENGTH AND SERVICE TO OUR LORD. YOUR NOTES AND CARDS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS TO ME AS I STRUGGLED TO RAISE THREE CHILDREN ALONE AND MANAGE TO TEACH OTHER CHILDREN ABOUT HOW TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND COURAGE HELPED ME OVER THE YEARS . IT'S BEEN 31 YEARS SINCE I TOOK THAT TEACHING JOB AND EACH DAY I WOULD REMEMBER YOUR EXAMPLE OF A MAN FACED WITH INCREDIBLE PAIN AND ILLNESS AND I WOULD BATTLE TRAFFIC, SNOW, SLEET, ICE AND HEAT TO GET TO SCHOOL TO DO WHAT YOU HAD SHOWN ME HOW TO DO; TO SERVE. WHEN YOU PHONED LAST SUNDAY TO TELL ME THAT YOU WERE NO LONGER GOING TO BE RECEIVING TREATMENTS AND THAT HOSPICE WAS COMING TO HELP WITH YOUR CARE I LISTENED TO YOUR EVERY WORD AND NO WHERE IN ANY THING YOU SAID DURING OUR CONVERSATION SHOWED THAT YOU HAD WAVERED IN YOUR STEADFAST LOVE OF THE LORD AND YOUR BELIEF THAT YOU WERE GOING HOME. MY PRAYERS AFTER THAT PHONE CONVERSATION WERE FOR YOU TO HAVE A GENTLE, SOFT JOURNEY HOME. AND SO IT IS. SO YOU HAVE. YOU GENTLY WENT TO SLEEP IN THE ARMS OF YOUR LORD, YOUR SAVIOUR, YOUR BROTHER, JESUS AND YOU WOKE IN THE LIGHT I KNOW IT. THIS MORNING I GOT UP EARLY YOU HAD ONLY BEEN "GONE" ABOUT 8 HOURS AND I DRESSED QUICKLY AND TOOK MYSELF OUT TO THE PLACE I GO TO EACH DAY THE FOREST TO PRAY AND TO GRIEVE AS I ENTERED THE TRAIL, A BRIGHTLY COLORED BLUEJAY FLEW OUT FROM THE TREES NEAR TO ME AND I THOUGHT OF THE BLUE SEA YOU LOVED SO DEEPLY AND THE BLUE SKY THAT IS NOW YOUR TRUE HOME AND I SAID 'YES, LORD, I BELIEVE' THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE, YOUR STRENGTH, AND YOUR LOVE OF THE LORD. i AM SO VERY HAPPY YOU NOW ARE HOME AND AT PEACE. YOUR FRIEND, CAROL