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Anne C (Thomas) Steyer

August 25, 1941 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 79)


Anne C. Steyer, 79 of Defiance, Ohio passed away Thursday January 7, 2021 at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital after a short battle with COVID. Born on August 25, 1941, in Fostoria, OH, Anne was the oldest of 3 children born to Albert and Kentha (Ewing) Thomas. On her birthday in 1962 she married Joseph P. Steyer who died on December 22, 2020. A devout Catholic and resident of Defiance, Ohio most of her adult life, she was a member of St Mary Catholic Church where she served on the Altar and Rosary Society, Liturgy Commission and volunteered at the food pantry. She was also active as a Red Cross volunteer, treasurer of Church Women United, President of Study League IV and a member of Sorasis, Defiance Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice Auxiliary, FISH and Defiance College Women’s Commission.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She looked forward to family gatherings and always made them special with her preparations and gifts for the grandkids. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing bridge and spending time with her friends. She loved going to Sanibel Island with her husband every winter and spending time at the beach. She never missed one of grandchildren’s games no matter what the weather. She was big Notre Dame football fan and in her later years even began watching the Cleveland Indians with her husband Joe which probably wasn’t always easy but made him happy. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Kent and her son Kevin. She is survived by her children David (Donna) Steyer of Hillard, Michael (Sheri) Steyer of Defiance and Matthew (Shawn) Steyer of New Albany; grandchildren Zachary, Anthony, Britney, Corey and Danielle Steyer; one brother Keith (Karen) of Fairfield, OH; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. 
Due to Pandemic Guidelines and the request of the decedent, there will be no visitation, and services for Anne will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Due to circumstances and no visitation, the family is requesting donations be made in Anne’s memory to St. Mary Catholic Church Food Pantry, 715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512, or Defiance Area Foundation, 613 W. 3rd Street, Defiance, OH 43512 in lieu of flowers. Online condolences can be given at



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Private Services


St Mary Catholic Church Food Pantry
Jefferson Ave, Defiance OH 43512

Defiance Area Foundation
613 W. 3rd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512, OH 43512
Tel: 1-419-782-3130

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