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Walter Stephen "Steve" Alspaugh

January 2, 1944 — March 27, 2024

Van Wert, Ohio

Walter Stephen "Steve" Alspaugh, 80, of Van Wert, died early Wednesday morning, March 27, 2024, at Ohio Health, Van Wert.

He was born January 2, 1944, in Lima, Ohio, to Walter Winton and Elizabeth Jane (Borchers) Alspaugh. On October 10, 1970, he married the former Janet Buehler.

Steve retired from Eaton Corporation,Van Wert, after many years of service. After retiring from Eaton, he went to work part-time at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory as a dedicated funeral home assistant for over 12 years.

He was a graduate of Parkway High School. Steve was a former longtime member of the Van Wert Kiwanis Club and the Van Wert Service Club, selflessly volunteering his time with many club projects for many years. He had also taught Junior Achievement at Crestview Local Schools for many years. Steve was an all-around car enthusist. He kept his vehicles, and lawn mower, meticulous. He spent most of his time tinkering with, and "showing", his 1981 Fiat.

Steve is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jan Alspaugh, of Van Wert; a daughter, Kelly (Shawn) Imber, of Elgin, Ohio; his grandchildren, Asher and Gracen Hubble and Kendall, Kyleigh and Decklan Cummings; and a son in law, Dave Cummings, of Van Wert.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Kristie Cummings.

Visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Van Wert County Humane Society or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St, Van Wert, Ohio.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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