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Lester E. "Gene" Staib Jr.

July 3, 1950 October 7, 2018
Lester E. "Gene" Staib Jr.
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Obituary for Lester E. "Gene" Staib Jr.

Lester E. “Gene” Staib, Jr., 68, of New Riegel, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Sunday October 7, 2018 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

He was born July 3, 1950 in Tiffin to Lester E. and Dorothy (Reamer) Staib, Sr. He married Eileen M. Nye on June 16, 1973 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel and she survives in New Riegel.

Also surviving is his mother, Dorothy Staib, Fostoria; son, Scott (Christine) Staib, New Riegel; daughter, Angie (Jeff) Sealey, Republic; 6 grandchildren, Christian, Sierra, Trenton and Braden Staib, Brody and Carter Sealey, a brother, Dave (Elaine) Staib, New Riegel; and a sister, Kathy (Greg Koerper) Houck, Bradenton, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester E. Staib, Sr. and a brother, Thom Staib.

Lester was a 1968 graduate of New Riegel High School and attended Tiffin University. He was employed at the Copeland Corp, Buckeye Auto Parts from 1985-1999 and retired from Quick Tab II, Tiffin in 2012 after 13 years of service.

He was a proud member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam Era from 1969-1971. He was a life member of the Amvets Post 48 in Tiffin, a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, a 46 year member of the New Riegel American Legion, and a 33 year member of the New Riegel Fire Department.

He also served on the New Riegel, Big Springs and Seneca Township Fire District, where he was on the board of directors for many years. Lester was proudly presented the Zenobia Shriners Certificate for continuous service with the Fire Department and the Zenobia Shriners Award for fire prevention with school children.

Lester was an active member of the American Legion and enjoyed partaking in their many activities. As a member of the New Riegel American Legion he served seven years throughout his life as Post Commander; in which five of those years All Time High membership was achieved. He also spent nine years as a Trustee, 33 years as the Americanism and Buckeye Boys State Chairman, and 28 years as S.A.L. Advisor. He also served four years as County Commander, four years as County 1st Vice Commander and 3 years as County 2nd Vice Commander. Lester was also very active in the American Legion 5th District where he served one year as District Commander, one year as 1st Vice Commander, one year as 2nd Vice Commander, three years as Sergeant-At-Arms, one year as President of the Past Commanders Club, three years as National Security Chairman, and assisted for three years with the 5th District Legion Baseball Tournament. He also served three years as Division Commander and one year as Department of Ohio Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms. In 2014 Lester was named 5th District Legionnaire of the Year.

He enjoyed many things in life, including coaching baseball, wood burning, and music. Most of all, Lester loved his family and will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.

Visitation will take place from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday October 14, 2018 at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME, 133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria where the New Riegel American Legion will begin a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. on Monday October 15, 2018 at All Saints Parish, New Riegel with Rev. Timothy Kummerer, presiding. Additional visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the Mass at church.

Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by the New Riegel American Legion.

Memorials are suggested to FACT, Bridge Hospice or Good Shepherd Home.


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Visitation

Sunday

14

Oct

3:00 PM 10/14/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hoening & Son Funeral Home - Fostoria

133 W. Tiffin Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

Hoening & Son Funeral Home - Fostoria
133 W. Tiffin Street Fostoria 44830 OH
United States

Military Honors

Sunday

14

Oct

7:30 PM 10/14/2018 7:30:00 PM
Hoening & Son Funeral Home - Fostoria

133 W. Tiffin Street
Fostoria, OH 44830

Hoening & Son Funeral Home - Fostoria
133 W. Tiffin Street Fostoria 44830 OH
United States

Visitation

Monday

15

Oct

10:00 AM 10/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

41 N. Perry Street
New Riegel, Ohio 44853

All Saints Catholic Church
41 N. Perry Street New Riegel 44853 Ohio
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

15

Oct

11:00 AM 10/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

41 N. Perry Street
New Riegel, Ohio 44853

Rev. Timothy Kummerer presiding

All Saints Catholic Church
41 N. Perry Street New Riegel 44853 Ohio
United States

Burial & Military Honors

Monday

15

Oct

12:00 PM 10/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Boniface Cemetery

41 N Perry Street
New Riegel , Ohio 44853

St. Boniface Cemetery
41 N Perry Street New Riegel 44853 Ohio
United States

Funeral Lunch & Gathering

Monday

15

Oct

12:30 PM 10/15/2018 12:30:00 PM
New Riegel American Legion

20 South Street
New Riegel, Ohio 44853

New Riegel American Legion
20 South Street New Riegel 44853 Ohio
United States
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