Date of death: 05/23/2020

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1953

Rev. James E. Steinle, 94, of Tiffin and formerly of Delphos, passed away Saturday morning, May 23, 2020, at St. Francis Home.

He was born April 18, 1926, in Delphos, to Elmer O. and Mary E. “Mayme” (Brady) Steinle and is survived by his sister, Margaret M. Gordon of Santa Barbara, California; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Julie A. Hotz and Ann S. Lang.

Rev. James Steinle entered seminary training for the priesthood at Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Indiana, and St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati, and graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati. He served the Toledo Diocese as an Assistant or Pastor at St. Rose of Lima, Perrysburg; St. Joseph, Tiffin; St. Joseph, Sylvania; and St. Paul the Apostle, Norwalk, where he was also the Principal at St. Paul Central Catholic School; St. Pius X, Sycamore; Most Pure Heart of Mary, Shelby; St. Stephen, Attica; St. Aloysius, Republic; St. Joseph, Galion; St. John the Baptist, Delphos; Our Lady of Mercy, Fayette; Our Lady of Fatima, Lyons and St. Bernard, New Washington.
The body will be received at 9 a.m. with prayers followed by visitation until 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. with The Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo, will preside.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Cemetery, East First Street, Delphos, Ohio 45833.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Delphos School Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements.
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