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Steve Sennebogen

May 16, 1949 — April 21, 2024

Stephen K. Sennebogen, 74, of Van Wert died Sunday April 21, 2024. He was born May 16, 1949 to the late Henry and Vetha (Ford) Sennebogen.


Steve grew up in Van Wert and graduated from Van Wert High School. He went on to obtain his Associate's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.


At the age of 19, he enlisted in the Army. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of 1LT. As a part of this service, Steve served in Vietnam with the Co C, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne, Co C, 1-148th Infantry Ohio Army National Guard. Steve was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Vietnam Presidential Citation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign, and Combat Infantry Badge.


Steve was a proud father, grandfather, great grandfather, and veteran. Surviving are his daughters and sons, Brady (Jarret) Hammons, Sommer Sennebogen, Toby (Sarah) Sennebogen, and Jason (Susan) Ruston; grandchildren, Dakota and Keagon Hammons, Holden, Dalton, and Hannah Reichert, Peyton, Addison, and Crew Sennebogen, John and Sophia Ruston; great granddaughter, Blakelee Vorhees; sisters, Barbara Brown and Ruah Hanicq; and brothers, Hank and Rick Sennebogen; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Sennebogen.


Funeral services, with military honors, will be held 3:00 pm Monday, April 29, 2024 at Alspach Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 South Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 with Pastor Bill Watson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service, Monday April 29 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.


Online condolences may be shared at www.alspachgearhart.com


Funeral services have been entrusted to Alspach Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 South Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891.




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Visitation

Monday, April 29, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 29, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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