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Harvey John Steinbacher, 87

Harvey John Steinbacher, 87, a resident of Betz Nursing Home in Auburn since 2006, died there Sunday September 27, 2009 following an extended illness. He formerly lived in rural Albion.

Harvey was born July 15, 1922 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Harvey and Lucille (Merilett) Steinbacher. He lived most of his life in the Fort Wayne area and was a graduate of Leo High School, and a self employed carpenter from 1955 until his retirement in 1993.

He was a great lover of dogs.

The survivors include his children, John A. (Margaret) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne, Georgia M. (Randy) Elijah, Alberta B. (Dennis) Coil, both of Albion; Charles D. Steinbacher of Ligonier and Harvey J. Steinbacher of Churubusco.

Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, William Steinbacher of LaOtto, Jean Steinbacher, Floyd Steinbacher, Lewis Steinbacher, all of Fort Wayne; Roseanne Hinkle of Grabill, Sharon Harter of Garrett, Steven Steinbacher of Harlen and 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wayne Steinbacher and 2 sisters, Margie Neuenschwander, and Annabelle Reinebaugh.

At Harvey’s request, the family is honoring his wishes, that there be no services or calling hours. Sheets and Childs Funeral Home of Churubusco, Indiana have been entrusted with the arraignments.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be directed to the Noble County Humane Society.

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