Donald Robert Steiner
Donald Robert Steiner, age 85 of Metamora, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on November 6, 2019, surrounded by his family. The son of Robert R. and Florence Evelyn (nee Nail) Steiner was born on December 5, 1933, in Bedford, Indiana.
Don graduated from Howe High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1952. He attended Hanover College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1956.
He married the love of his life, Alice Bowie, on August 24, 1957, in Louisville, Kentucky. The two then moved to post-war Germany while he served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. After returning from the Army, he attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he earned his Master of Arts in 1960.
Don's long career included 32 years at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he retired as vice president of facilities and he was awarded the Kekionga Feather Award twice.
He also served on the Panos Free Health Clinic, Wells County Habitat Board, Hanover College Alumni Board, Ossian Presbyterian Church Board and served as a trustee at St. John's United Church of Christ in Batesville. He loved working alongside Alice in over 40 Habitat for Humanity builds. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Ossian, Indiana, Lions Club, where he served as president.
Although he kept very busy with work and volunteer commitments, he most of all enjoyed traveling with his wife Alice and spending time with his family, friends and neighbors.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Alice Steiner; his children, Joyce Lynne Steiner (Kevin Leahy), Katharine Steiner Korn (Darren), and Robert James Steiner; grandchildren Matthew Korn, Kyle Korn, Amanda Korn, Margaret Leahy and Catherine Leahy; and his brother, James N. (Marjorie) Steiner.
Memorials may be given to St. John's United Church of Christ, Batesville, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held Monday, November 18, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Batesville, Indiana, at 11:00 AM.
Place of burial will be Hanover, Indiana, Presbyterian Cemetery.
Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences
Published on November 13, 2019


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Norma Friedman
Nov 23, 2019
Don was a great colleague at Indiana Tech! He was patient, thoughtful, and always looking out for students and staff. In our tradition we say,"May his memory be a blessing." He was a dear soul.
Donald J Andorfer
Nov 14, 2019
Don was a dedicated Indiana Tech colleague of mine for some 42 years. He helped build Indiana Tech to what has become today. I will always remember him as a trusted servant and, most of all, a friend. He loved and valued life. I am so pleased he was able to spend many good years in retirement with his wife, Alice, and family.