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Vernon D. Steele, 70

Dec 22, 2014

Mason, Ohio Vernon C. Steele died peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 70 years old on Nov. 12.

He spent his entire 47-year court reporting career in Cincinnati reporting for Hamilton County Common Pleas Judges Thomas Nurre, Kim Burke and the late Ralph Kohnen. He was a long-time member, former president and director of the Ohio State Reporters Association. He held himself to a high standard of excellence and was well respected by his peers. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a member of the Air Force Reserve staff under General Donald Campbell, stationed at Wilmington Air Force Base, Wilmington, Ohio.

Vern enjoyed traveling, both in the United States and Europe. The pictures and stories of his travels were one of his favorite things to share with family and friends. Other interests were cooking, the theatre and the Cincinnati Pops.

He is survived by his wife, Cheri; son Steve (Becky) Steele; grandchildren Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, and Steven; brothers Eldon (Reta) Steele, Milton (Donna) Steele; sister-in-law Nancy Steele, all of Minnesota; sister-in-law Mary Kozlak, of San Diego, Calif.; brother-in-law Bob Dipple, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.: and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Gladys Steele, brother Ramon Steele of Minnesota.

All who knew Vern are encouraged to join the family in celebrating his life at a gathering on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Mueller Funeral Home, 6791 Tylersville Road, Mason, Ohio 45040 from 3-7 p.m. Memorial services will take place at a later date in Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Village Hospice, 5467 Cedar Village Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040 or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Share special messages with the Steele family at: www.MuellerfuneralS.com

Vern’s family would like to thank all their friends and family and especially Cedar Village Hospice for their love and support throughout his battle with cancer.