Christopher Michael Stehling

May 14, 1963 ‒ March 18, 2021

Thornville, Ohio

Chris M. Stehling, age 57, of Thornville, passed away at OSU hospital on March 18, 2021 with a lifelong companion by his side.
Chris was born on May 14th, 1963 and raised by his loving mother, the late Susan K. Stehling and his grandparents, the late Alden C. and Dorothy Venham, formerly of Westerville, Ohio.

Chris attended Plain Local schools in New Albany, Ohio, K-12.
He became an entrepreneur, known to have auto repair businesses along with a towing company for many years. Later in life he began refurbishing homes and then found his passion for the gun show circuit, where he made many friends.
Chris also enjoyed boating on Buckeye Lake with friends.
His Great Danes meant the world to him. He lost his buddy, Max, last month.

In addition to his mother and grandparents Chris was preceded in death by his brother, Rusty F. Stehling. Rusty will be interred next to Chris at Galena Cemetery in Galena, Ohio during the same graveside service to be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Chris is survived by many lifelong friends whose children all knew him as “Uncle Chris”, and they have many cherished memories.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to a humane society or the kidney foundation in Chris’ memory.

  • I didn’t know him very long but he was a very nice person.i know he had lots of problems.He fought to the end.I will miss him.RIP Chris.

  • I lost one of my very best friends of over 30 years. I will miss you Chris. You were in so much pain my friend. I am happy you are in a better place now.
    Rest peaceful
    Your friend
    Greg Hawkins

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