Steven R. Niebel

May 18, 1947 - March 4, 2019
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Steven R. Niebel, age 71 of Lima, passed at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Tidewell Hospice House, in Arcadia, Florida. He was born May 18, 1947 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Rex and Maxine Turner Niebel. On December 23, 1967 he married Kathy Lange, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Niebel retired in 2013 as a controller from Dr. Pepper, 7 UP, Snapple Group. After his retirement, Steve and Kathy moved back to Lima after living in Coral Springs, Florida for 30 years. He graduated from Bath High School in 1965, received his BS degree from OSU and went on to receive his Master degree from University of Dayton.

Also surviving is a brother – Ronald (Carol) Niebel of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 2 sisters – Rexine (Roger) Thompson of Lima and Priscilla (Joe) Hawk of Glen Carbon, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son Scott T. Niebel in 1990.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com and memorial contributions may be given to the Melenoma Research Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.

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Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: May 18, 1947
Died: March 4, 2019

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Marisel posted on 5/23/19

So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Steve for many years at Dr. Pepper and I remember his quiet presence and good nature. R.I.P.


Mike & Marilyn Niebel posted on 3/17/19

We were saddened to learn of Steve's passing. My brother Tom and I had many fond memories of family reunions "down on the farm" with Steve, Ronnie and their family. Riding Uncle Bob's tractor and playing in the barn were a yearly treat that we looked forward to each summer. Get together's at Grandpa (Clyde & Gaynell) and Grandma Niebel's Findlay home with the entire family were always an anticipated adventure. We would look forward to the horse drawn milk wagon making its George street deliveries, and the milkman chopping off a chunk of ice for all the cousins to enjoy. A simpler life and time for all of us cousins. ......Mike Niebel


Sally (Czeto) Boedicker posted on 3/10/19

So sorry to learn of your brother's passing, Priscilla. You have our deepest sympathy.


Carol Roller Hefner posted on 3/9/19

Sorry for your loss Priscilla. Sending hugs your way .Sally is so good about posting these kinds of things for our class just wish they could all be happy things.


Robert NIEBEL posted on 3/8/19

I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Steve. I will truly miss his smile,advice,and how he could sometimes say so much with just a few words. While I will always cherish my last round of golf with him at our reunion. My memories seem to always go back to Christmas at grandma and grandpas house with all of us being together.What great times


Keith Bolyard, Jr posted on 3/8/19

Kathy and family, I'm very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. We are on a family vacation and can't be there in person to express our condolences. Steve was a very good friend at Bath High School and I will remember him most for his unique sense of humor. Sorry we didn't get to spend more time together. I will fondly remember him. Keith