Robert “Steve” Musser

June 12, 1945 ‒ November 30, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Robert “Steve” Musser, age 75 of Marion, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Marion General Hospital following a devastating fight with Coronavirus.

Steve was born June 12, 1945 in Danville, PA to Myron Calvin and Jean Lillian (Fritz) Musser. He graduated from Muncy High School in the class of 1963 and he furthered his education at Lycoming College and The Ohio State University.

In 1965, Steve enlisted into the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during Vietnam until his Honorable discharge in 1968.

On December 26, 1965, Steve was united in marriage to Janet Marie Ranck in Turbotville, PA.  Their union marked the start of an amazing journey, and they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this month.  Their children and grandchildren are blessed to have had such a great example of the meaning of marriage and family.

In 1975, Steve and Janet moved the family to Marion where Steve went to work for Marion Power Shovel for many years.  After his time at the Marion Power Shovel, Steve worked for several companies before finding his ideal job with ConAgra.  He enjoyed the professional challenges at ConAgra and worked in several capacities there, until his retirement from the company in 2013.

Steve was always a family man, who enjoyed outdoor activities.  He coached local baseball and soccer teams, influencing the lives of countless youth in the Marion community. He also enjoyed umpiring baseball and softball and refereeing soccer, serving both the high school and collegiate level. Steve loved to be on the golf course, and even worked at Kings Mill during his retirement to stay active in the golf community. He was currently serving as the administrator for the Marion Moose Lodge #889 and was active in Moose activities throughout the state. He earned a lifetime Moose membership from the many years of service he dedicated to the Moose. For over 35 years, Steve was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, serving in many roles from Deacon to Council Member and the Finance Committee. Above all, Steve was a family man.  He was a devoted husband to his loving wife, he was a proud father and grandfather, and he always made it to as many family activities as possible.  He was the biggest support of all of his kids and grandkids and made it a point to attend as many events as he could.

Steve will forever be loved and remembered by his devoted wife of 55 years, Janet Marie Musser; children: Christopher Stephen (Amy) Musser, Michael Russell (Angela) Musser, Robert Marlin (Stephanie) Musser and Brandi Marie (Ronald) Lezon; grandchildren: Jacob (Kasey) Lezon, Olivia Musser, Brodie Musser, Caden Musser, Cole Musser, Annika Musser, Clarissa Lezon, Ella Musser and Cora Musser; brother, Edward (Lynne) Musser; nephews: David, Thomas, and Calvin (Lauren) Musser and step-mother, Sarah Musser.

Due to the pandemic, funeral services will be held privately for the family.  A celebration of Steve’s life will be hosted by his family at a later date, when it’s safe for everyone to gather.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S Prospect St, Marion, OH 43302.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Musser family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


  • My deepest condolences to you Janet and your family. Steve always had a smile and a funny comment ! Indeed he will be sadly missed.

  • So very sorry for your loss.. just met him this year and enjoyed bing with the Musser family

  • We’re very sorry for your loss. He was a good man who always loved to talk sports, even if we did argue about Penn State/ Ohio State all the time. Lol. I enjoyed all of the times on the golf course. Trust that he’s at peace and in a much better place.

  • Janet, I am so sorry and shocked to see that Steve passed. He was a hard working man, and cared deeply about you and your family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of extreme sorrow.

  • Janet and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Having recently lost our son, we can empathize with the pain that you are having to endure. Steve was a “Good Man” and cherished his family. He was so great with kids.
    Rest in God’s Grace.

    Vaughn and Linda Williams

  • Janet, Steve was one of the “good guys”. I am so very sorry for your loss. He and Bill were so gracious about sharing their birthday with my mom. Prayers for you and your family. Sending love and hugs. Dianna

  • The Jester family sends our heartfelt sadness to the Musser family at this terrible time. Steve will be long remembered as part of the fabric of so many lives. We wish you peace in your sorrow.

  • Janet, a sad time indeed, but how wonderful that you had so many years together. I know he kept you laughing and smiling at his antics. Such an ornery person that will truly be missed by all who knew him. Gods peace to you.

  • Janet and family,
    Please accept my condolences on Steve’s passing. I remember him as a kind, considerate family man. A loss of a spouse and parent is especially difficult at this time of year. May you find comfort in the good memories of your years with him

  • Janet and family,
    Please accept my condolences on Steve’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories of such a good spouse and parent.

  • Rob. Stephanie, Brodie, Annika and your whole family, we are sending you love and prayers during this time. So sorry for the lost of your father and grandfather , our deepest sympathy to you. If there anything you guys need we are here for you. Love Shannon, Bessa, Nicholas, Michael and Matthew

  • Dear Musser Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Christopher,

    You may not remember me, but we were friends when we were young children living in Muncy, PA before your family moved to Ohio. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. Wishing you peace and healing.

  • Janet, Brandi, and Rob,

    You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. Steve was a great person. I will miss him heckling me on the golf course. His spirit will continue to live through all of you. I am honored to have known him.

  • Janet and family, Was so sorry to hear of the loss of Steve. He was one of a kind. Even though we had not seen him for awhile many memories come back from the boys playing together on the field. He was always upbeat and was great with all the lies he empacked. He will be greatly missed. You have our families deepest sympathy. He is in a better place. God Bless you and your family.
    The Corbin Family

  • So sorry to hear about Steve. He was a very kind man and enjoyed working with him Sending my thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

  • Mrs. Musser and family,

    I am so incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Musser. He was such a wonderful role model, coach, cheerleader, and protector of all of us crazy Hewitt kids. We could always count on him and the rest of your family for anything including cookies, neighborhood pickup games, and a wonderful laugh. I still remember the bat hunt with my dad and the tennis rackets. What a riot! My heart aches for all of you as you grieve the loss of a truly kind and genuinely loving man. He lived life with such energy and passion and lit up every room he entered. Please know that I have all of you in my prayers and I’m so very sorry this happened to such a wonderful family. I will forever be grateful to have had the privilege to know and love Mr. Musser.

  • So very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We spent many years at ConAgra working together. He was always a person you could count on to give you honest opinions and advice. He spoke daily of his family and was so very proud of you all. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the family.

  • Musser Family,

    Your father and husband was more influential in my life than you know. I pray for you peace and healing. Being able to reconnect with him while working at Kings Mill was amazing. We swapped stories from softball way back when and he shared how proud he was of all his children and grandchildren. My heart is with you all.

  • To the Mussers Family: You have Dale an My SYMPATHY. church services will never be the same.May God love you an suround. You with his strength..

  • Janet and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a good man with a wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile and caring heart. My prayers are with you all as you walk this difficult path.

  • Janet and Family.

    Out hearts and prayers are with you. Steve was such a great guy. We will never forget his smile and sense of humor. Kings Mill will not be the same without him.

    Linda/Rich and the Kings Mill Team.

  • Janet and Family: My sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband and father. I remember well the contacts I had with Steve over the years at sporting events as the proud parent of the excellent athletes and fine young people you and Steve raised. Steve was always supportive of his kids and Harding High School over the years and and they always represented their school and themselves in a positive manner. Your Dad and husband was a good man and will be missed by many. Please know that there are others who share in your loss. God Bless each of you at this time of sorrow and loss.
    Bill Rudy –Retired Guidance Counselor at Harding High School.

  • Janet & Family,
    We are Greatly Saddened with this terrible news! You & Your Entire Family are in our Thoughts & Prayers! Mike Micheli & the Entire Mega Moo Staff

  • Musser Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Caring thoughts are with you.
    -Larissa Thurston Bateman

  • Rob and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss!
    Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time!

  • Janet and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful person that could always make me laugh. I will cherish the weekly rounds of golf we played during the hospital’s golf league. I didn’t always have the best score, but I sure had the most fun!! I always admired his dedication and support for his family. He was always beaming with pride when speaking about the successes of his children, especially their athletic achievements.

    I know this will be a difficult time for all of you but please know that their are family and friends that are there for you and sending you prayers of comfort. I am hoping that the memory of all the wonderful times spent together will help you through this sad period. May God bless all of you.

  • Bob and I are deeply sorry to hear about Steve.It will be a great loss for all , especially you dear Janet.Peace,Bob and Virginia Hall