Shirley B (Houtz) Stienecker

June 14, 1929 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 90)


Shirley B. Stienecker, 90, of New Knoxville, died 8:35 A.M. Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta.

She was born June 14, 1929, in St. Marys, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Hurm) Houtz,


She married Don C. Stienecker on August 19, 1950; he preceded her in death on December4, 2019.


She is survived by her children: Scott (Barb) Stienecker of New Knoxville; Kirk (Sharon) Stienecker of New Knoxville; Todd (Lisa) Stienecker of Saint Marys; Cheris Stienecker of Wapakoneta.

She is survived by her grandchildren:  Lesile (Matt) Krieg; Brooke (Craig) Moeder; Ross (Rachel) Stienecker; Erin (Hank) Lininger; Sydney (Tony) Eichert. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Tripp; Violet; Lexon; Mackenzie; Autumn; Web; Rowan.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Patty (Steve) Nelson; Patrick (Rachel) Meyer; Penny (Collin) Cox; Preston (Carol) Meyer; Bill Wiener; Barb (Dennis) Cook; Douglas (Terri) Wiener; Ann (Dan) Henning; Rex (Deanna) Stienecker. 

He is survived by her sister, Louise Wiener; by a sister-in-law, Shirley (Dave) Bryenton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers-in-law James Stienecker; Edward Wiener and Victor Meyer; sister-in-law Janice Stienecker; grandson Kole Adkins


Shirley was a life member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Saint Marys. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting afghans, hats, mittens and other things for family and friends. She loved reading many books from the New Knoxville Library. Shirley was a beautician and caregiver to many elderly friends and family. She loved cooking and baking pies, cakes and cookies. Her family was always her first priority, but she was always friendly to most everyone. She was a humble homemaker and wife.


In accordance with the orders of Governor Mike Dewine and the Ohio Department of Health, private, family only funeral rites will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Father Barry Stechschulte, officiant. Private family burial rites will be held at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.


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Private Services

Miller Funeral Home, Ohio 703 West Chapel
1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

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