Steven Matthews Van Buren

October 05, 1972 ‒ March 06, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Steven Matthews Van Buren, 45, of Nevada passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

He was born October 5, 1972 in Galion and was the son of Marvin L. and Linda M. (Stuttler) Van Buren, Sr. of North Robinson.

Steven attended New Day Ministries in Bucyrus. He enjoyed reading, watching movies, was an avid sports fan, especially Cleveland Browns and loved his mother’s cooking.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Torrey (Jessica) Brown of Bucyrus and Travis Powell of Indiana; siblings Eva (Michael) Cole of Bucyrus, Melissa (Robert) Stone of Nevada, Marvin (LeAnn) Van Buren, Jr. of Bucyrus, Rebecca (Gary) Sprague of Shelby, Timothy (Oksana) Van Buren of Nevada, Stephanie (Chris) Gehrisch of Ontario and Sandra Austin of Cincinnati; many beloved nieces and nephews, especially his niece Kristina Stone and many aunts and uncles.

Steven is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Frieda (Hershner) Van Buren; his maternal grandparents, Murriel and Eileen Riddlebaugh; his sister, Bobbie Jo Van Buren and his niece, Krystal Van Buren.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at New Day Ministries, 301 East Warren Street Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 with Bishop Ted Thomas and his mother Linda Van Buren officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Steven Van Buren, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • I love you and miss you soo much already Uncle Steve. Until we meet again in Heaven❤

    • I’m so sorry for your loss,I worked with Steve at kasai ,he was such a fun ,kind hearted,and caring guy… I enjoyed working with him …he always made me smile… sending love and prayers to you all…may God bless you

  • Mike and.I so sorry for your loss our hearts breaks for all of the family, all of you are in our prayers

  • Mike and I are so sorry for your loss our hearts break for all of you you’re in our prayers

  • Steve.. uncle Dale n aunt Brenda was so happy to spend time with u Feb. Not knowing it was our last.
    My heart is broken but so thankful the Lord allowed us in your life. You were a special young man n we loved n love you still. Rest In Peace my dear nephew.

  • Our hearts are broken with each one of you
    Sending our thoughts ,prayers,and love

  • Well my prayers are with everyone,our boys Torrey and Travis,, Steve I will miss you,fly with the best of them ..see ya again some day..Les..

  • My sincere condolences to the family and friends. I pray that the Lord sends you peace and comfort as you face this.

  • So sad and sorry for this. Steve was a wonderful man. God bless & keep you all, his family. Praying for comfort & peace for you all.

  • So sorry for your loss sending prayers to the Van Buren family.

    Maggie Bashoff (daughter of Ruth Riddlebaugh)

  • Randy and I wish the family peace and comfort during your time of grief. God gained another Angel to add to his glorious chorus!! Once again sorry for your loss!!

  • Steve, my nephew and my friend – a part of me went with you and you will always be missed. God bless and I will see you again. Uncle Harold.

    Our prayers go out all the family, our hearts are all broken today. Harold & Alicia

  • I’m sorry for the family lose. Steve was a loving,caring,selfless person. He had a loving and caring family. I seen with my own eyes the love his family had for him,and also welcome me and my children with the same open arms.

  • So sorry for your loss that was way to soon. I remember the things we did together living next door. I will always cherish those times.
    Love Donna Marie Hammons.

  • Sorry to hear about Steve, my heart goes out to The VanBuren family. I have fond memories growing up on Hopley Ave with an amazing family. Steve would always ask me, to ask Brenda Jordon to sing, ” A Brand New Touch” the song was one of many that spoke to his heart. I’ll miss you Steve.

  • Pastor Marvin and Linda and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in my prayers.

  • May your family find peace in the memories you all shared… And your friends remember the good times best of all. So much love to you and yours, Steve. You will be painfully grieved, and lovingly missed. Until we meet again.

  • Dear Marvin -Linda and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May you get some peace by knowing that Steven is up in Heaven with our Heavenly Father and he finally is in peace with himself.
    Bob Parsons Sr.
    Bob Parsons Jr. & Family
    John & Deb (Parsons) & Family
    Jody Parsons & Family

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of this young man. His family lived next door to us on Washington St in the mid 80s. May he rest in peace.

  • Torrey & Jess, So sorry for your loss.Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family 1st this time.

  • Lifting your families up in prayer. I pray Holy Spirit saturate you with peace,hope and security of everlasting love of God. Many memories have revitalized in my heart❤️You are a strong family,hold each other closely. Deb Ley and family❤️🙏😊

  • May God’s peace and strength be with this wonderful family in their time of grief. I love you all. Pastor Dave

  • Steve was a gentle man with a good sense of humor and a warm heart. He will be missed by many.

  • My heartfelt sympathy go out to the Van Buren family. Those who die, God keeps them in his memory, because they are precious in his eyes Psalms 116:15. May your memories of Steve bring you comfort in a time of grief.

  • My prayers go out to each of you during this storm of life.I will not be able to be at the service on Saturday,but my thoughts will be with you,From my heart,Twyla

  • Pastor Marvin, pastor Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.


  • Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this very difficult time , and you have our deepest sympathy . May sharing his memory give you comfort and peace . May God Bless you and hold you tight . Take care . Hugs !

  • We, Daniel and Cereda Rispress and The Royal Kingdom Ministries Church Family are praying for you Van Buren family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    We thank God for your faith, courage and strength at this time as you draw from the Holy Spirit . One thing we know you can hold on to and that is He will never leave you nor forsake you. We appreciate you and the standard you set for all that know you.

  • Bishop Marvin and Linda, Sorry to hear about the loss of your son Steven. May God comfort and keep you in the coming days. Praying for you and your family. God bless you all.

  • I was shocked to hear of Steve’s passing. I am saddened by this. I pray that the Lord our Savior will comfort the entire Van Buren family and that you will experience the peace that only He can brig to you.