Harley N. “Steve” Lust

March 17, 1921 ‒ June 24, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Harley N. “Steve” Lust, 93, of Galion died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at home after declining health.

Born March 17, 1921 in Sulphur Springs, Ohio, he was the son of Lloyd and Florence (Harley) Lust. He married Margaret “Peg” (Sipes) Flowers Lust on June 27, 2004 and she survives. His first wife, Jean E. (Huy) Lust whom he married December 31, 1944 preceded him in death April 13, 2000.

Steve was a graduate of Tiro High School in 1939 and served with the United States Army during World War II. He worked as Personnel Manager for many years at the former Peabody-Galion, retiring after 32 years. Steve was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Galion Lodge 414 F & AM, Order of Eastern Star, Bucyrus Chapter 3 where he was a past Patron, Galion Shrine Club, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, Galion and Crawford County Farm Bureau. He was a volunteer for HomeCare Matters and served on the Polk Township Zoning Board. Steve enjoyed golfing, woodworking, yard work and was an avid animal lover.

In addition to his wife, Peg, he is survived by a daughter, Polly (Dale) Baumann of Blanchester; daughter-in-law, Karen Chafin of Circleville; step-children, Jeff (Karen) Flowers of Galion, Nancy (Rick) Shaw of Ontario and Diana (Gary) Garver of Ontario; grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Reed of Wilmington and Aubrey (Brian) Knoblauch of Harrisburg, Ohio; two great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 26 step- great-grandchildren and his faithful companion, Libby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean; his son, Bart Lust and a sister Arlene Jones.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market St., Galion where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 with Pastor Paul Walter officiating. Burial will follow at Crawford County Memory Gardens in Crestline.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion/Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church and Crawford County Humane Society in care of Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the Steve Lust family, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Aunt Peg and family,
    Betty and I are so sorry for youn loss.
    Steve was a very special person and will be missed by all.
    Much love,
    Jack and Betty Flowers

  • We extend our condolences to all of you for your loss of Steve. He was a true gentleman and we have many fond memories of all our travels together over the years as we went to various Star meetings. So sorry we will not be in town to get to the funeral home but will be thinking of all of you.

    Tom and Barb Livingston

  • Dear Peg and family,

    I am sorry for your loss. I have always enjoyed visiting with Steve and hearing about his family and his dogs. He was such a sweet and happy gentleman. Truly he was one of a kind. I am so glad to have known Steve and he will be missed by more people than he could have ever realized. I know he loved you all so much and was so proud of his family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are offered for Steve’s family. During WWII his family and ours lived in the same house in Petersburg, VA where we had separate upstairs bedrooms but shared a basement kitcken with a total of four families. We have stayed in touch across the years and shared many wonderful experiences.. The most recent, as well as one of the most memorable, was their visit to Alabama several yearts ago when we visited Cherokee Rock Village, Little River Canyon, and Cheha Mountain State Park. Although separated by many miles, Steve was supportive of my ministry which spamns more than half a century. To Betty and me, Steve exemplified a true gentleman od Christian integrity. May God’s comforting presence and sustaining grace be experienced by each and every member if his wonderful family.
    George & Betty Cobb

  • Dear Peg and family,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. He is pain free and in the hands of God.

    Our condolences and best wishes.

    Marilyn E. Andrade
    Martha Fraley

  • Pollly, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s death…they announced in church that he had fallen but I had no idea he was that ill. I just found out through a friend that I’d missed the calling hours..please accept my sincere sympathy…cindy davis

  • Peg and family; Polly:

    My sincere condolences for your loss. So very sorry that I was not aware that you had lost him until this morning. Regret not having been able to attend services. He was a dear person. I so enjoyed working with him at Hercules-Galion and our friendship over the years. He was a great person.

    Love to you all,
    Louise Brutchey

  • I am so sorry about your loss. You know how much I loved him. Always remember the fun times, love and laughter for a very special 7 years. You are always in my prayers. lots of love.
    Suzie