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Rodney Eugene Steen
May 14, 1934 ~ December 14, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Rodney Eugene “Boogie”” Snuffy” Steen, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at his daughter’s home surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on May 14, 1934, in Barnesville, Ohio to the late Orval C. “Whitey” and Irene Ruby (Miller) Steen.
Boogie was a Korean War Veteran, U.S.A.F. (SAE) 1951 – 1953, where he achieved the rank of Sgt, Reserve – 1953-1954, Crew Leader B52 – 1954-1960. He was a disabled veteran and was a member of the VFW in Bethesda, Ohio and the American Legion in Barnesville, Ohio. He was a Lightweight USAF Boxer.
Boogie worked for the Ohio Operating Engineer Local #18 in Akron, Ohio and later was self-employed / Owner–operator of Rod’s Auto & Detail Shop Alliance, Ohio and where he was highly requested by local dealerships for the excellent work he provided.
Boogie had many hobbies that he enjoyed such as fishing, dancing, playing cards, and RVing. He had the gift to gab and could have written a book on the many stories he told to anyone who would listen. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to hear his stories. He was proud of the military and displayed support all the time. He was born to boogie and loved making a new friend and loved his family & friends. Always, thrived to make someone smile and laugh.
His “mottos” were “Hug and say I love you to everybody”, “Make my day” and always “God Bless You”.
Boogie is survived by his children: Rebecca (Fred) Householder of East Rochester, Ohio, Clifford Steen of Minerva, Ohio, Jean Graham of Alliance, Ohio and Lenora Williams of Virginia Beach, VA; and 17 grandchildren and 23 great–grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Rodney Calvin Steen who passed unexpectedly on December 4, 2022; sister, Shirley Kathryn (Schwall) Lucas; and his grandparents: Jacob and Carrie Ellen (McMullen) Steen and Thomas and Cleo (Cantwell) Miller.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 1pm until the time of the memorial service at 2pm with Pastor Ed Eberhart officiating at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 North Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio. Inurnment will follow at Crestview Cemetery in Barnesville where military honors will be provided. A celebration of life will be held in the youth center at the Barnesville Memorial Park following the services.