Stephen Richard Haugh, 70, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at home surrounded by his loved ones after a battle with brain cancer. He was a true warrior and fought hard for 2-1/2 years.
He was born October 28, 1950, in Tiffin, to the late John and Mildred (Parks) Haugh. Steve married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Wendy Trembath on June 20, 1970, at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Tiffin, and she survives. They were surprised by their children and grandchildren with a drive by celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary last year.
Also surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Robert) Boldman of Gibsonburg, Tricia (Ryan) DuBois of Tiffin, son, Daniel (Shawna) Haugh of Alamogordo, New Mexico and seven grandchildren; Logan and Mason Boldman, Parker, Carter and Nolan DuBois, and Skylar and Kailey Haugh. Two brothers, Robert Haugh of Centerville, Ohio and David Haugh of Costa Mesa, California also survive him as well as very special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Steve had a strong faith and was a loving, caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid and devoted spectator to his children’s and grandchildren’s events. He had such a kind and loving spirit for anyone and everyone he met.
He graduated from Old Fort High School in 1968 and Penta Technical Institute in 1970 with an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Steve served 6 years in the United States Army Reserves from 1970-1976. He worked for Ralph’s Maytag for 18 years and then was a meter electrician for AEP and retired in 2018 after 29 years. He served as treasurer of the Utility Workers Union for over 25 years. He was a part time appliance repairman for his family and friends and a part time farmer.
Steve was a member of Old Trinity Episcopal Church where he taught Sunday school and served on the Vestry for many years. He was a past president of the Old Fort Lions Club and was Lion of the Year in 2005-06, a member of the Tiffin Masonic Bodies including being a Past Commander of DeMolay Commandery #9 and Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star #189. He was a member of Zenobia Shriners, Seneca County Farm Bureau, and S.C.R.A.P (Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power Inc.).
Steve was so very proud of the family farm and spending time with his grandchildren there. He worked hard in registering it as a Century Farm and then as a Sesquicentennial Farm. Steve could fix almost anything and enjoyed the challenge if he couldn’t. He greatly enjoyed collecting and working on his antique David Bradley implements with his grandsons.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Dr. Sears office and Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. A very special thank you to everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, and those who came to visit or call and especially those who kept us in their prayers during this cancer journey.
Funeral services for Steve will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Old Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Aaron Gerlach officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. There will be a private family interment at the columbarium at Old Trinity Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Fort Lions Club, Old Trinity Episcopal Church, or F.A.C.T.
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