Harold Michael Streib

January 24, 1926 ‒ October 09, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

Harold “Mike” Streib didn’t strive to have people follow him. He didn’t strive for their admiration. And he certainly didn’t strive to give advice. But in striving to follow Christ, and focusing his life on bringing glory to God, Harold became a “follow-able man” a strong man, strong in his faith and valuable in his counsel: a blessing to his family.

Remembered for his loving nature and perpetual smile, Harold Michael Streib went to be with the Lord Friday October 9, 2015 in OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was 89.

He was born January 24, 1926 in Mansfield to parents Walter & Mary Iris (Kemp) Streib. After he was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1943, Harold proudly served his country by joining the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served in the Pacific Theater, stationed in Australia.

At the Coliseum roller rink a beautiful young lady named Catherine Floro caught his eye and the pair soon married on October 25, 1947. Together they settled in Mansfield and raised four boys.

Harold was self-employed as a sub-contractor carpet installer. He enjoyed working with his hands and seeing the results of his labor.

A bit on the ornery side, Harold was a jokster: “I’m gonna get you” he’d taunt a grandchild while pointing his cane.  In retirement he enjoyed cards and Bingo, and he and Catherine found a second home, and an extended family, at Little Willie’s Campground in Arcadia, Florida.

He was a member of Fusion Church and attended Gardner Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs, Florida.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years Catherine; four sons & their wives Joe & Mary Streib of Lexington, Jim & Missie Streib of Lexington, Dale & Thelma Streib of Dawsonville, GA, and Bob & Charlotte Streib of Indianapolis, IN; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three siblings Wilbur Streib of Mansfield, Darla Peck of Dayton, and Larry & Linda Streib of Edison; brother-in-law Paul Williams of Bellville; sister-in-law Anne Streib of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by four siblings Ruth Williams, Eleanor Stover, Kenny Streib, and Raymond Streib.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service celebrating his life will begin at 1 p.m. and, his son Jim Streib will officiate. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington.

Contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Harold’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • So sorry for your loss, god will be comforting you and your family during period of grief. My prayers are with you all.

  • Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness.

  • Prayers to all of the Streib family. Feel blessed to know all of you. May God watch over each of you in this time of sorrow. Love you all


  • Dear Kay, Joe, Jim, Dale and Bob. I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been decades since we were neighbors – so many memories. May God comfort each of you and surround you with His love and peace.

  • Mike will be sadly missed at our little church, in Gardner Florida, prayers to his an Mrs. Kay’s family.