Steven R. Wiebe

May 15, 1962 ‒ October 25, 2020

Lakeville, Ohio

Steven R. Wiebe passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 25, 2020, in Wooster Community Hospital. He was 58.

He was born May 15, 1962, in Orrville to parents Raymond & Joan (Rittenhouse) Wiebe. After he graduated from Orrville High School with the class of 1981, he began working for Bekaert Corporation in Orrville. Steve has now been with Bekaert for 38 years, working his way up to Supervisor.

Steve married Melissa Middleton on May 24, 1991, and the pair have been married for 29 years.

In his spare time, Steve loved to watch dirt car racing and spend time with his dog, Brody. He also enjoyed being outdoors, feeding the birds, and getting together with his family.

He is survived by his wife Melissa Wiebe; his parents Raymond & Joan Wiebe; siblings Mike & Joyce Wiebe, Brenda Wiebe, Cheryl Wein, and Dale & Beth Clay; nephews Joey Redinger and Mitchell & Jennifer Wiebe; and niece Alexandra Wein.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law Barb Middleton; sister-in-law Gloria Myers; Brothers-in-law Alan & Missy Middleton, Donald C. Middleton, and Todd Windsor; several other nieces and nephews; and his dog Brody.

Steve was preceded in death by his father-in-law Donald Middleton and sister-in-law Debbi Windsor.

Private services will be held in Steve’s memory at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Steve’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • So sorry to hear about Steve. I worked with Steve for about 30 years and always had a lot of respect for Steve. My prayers go out to his family. Mike Wilson

  • My deepest sympathy to Steve’s family and Uncle Raymond and Aunt Joanie and family. Sending u love and prayers for comfort .

  • Steve was one of the nicest and genuinely good people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing I worked with him for many years at Bekaert there was no one who got to know him that didn’t like him. I’ll miss his smile and laugh. He was just genuine people and kind. All my prayers 🙏 to his friends and family. Gone way too soon my friend @

  • So sorry for your loss, Steve was one of the most laid back supervisors I had the pleasure to work with the past 28 years at Bekaert. I always enjoyed talking to him about NASCAR and racing in general. He will be greatly missed, Prayers to the family.

  • So so sorry for your loss. Prayers for
    the family. Steve was my first boss at Bekaert. He was willing to lend a hand and help you when there was problems. RIP my friend. Guy Poling and family.

  • Will be missed by all of his co-workers. I worked with Steve for 38 years. So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.

  • Sorry for the to early loss of a great guy! Everything spoke of him is good, made my 10 years bearable on B crew, always cared and listened. Thoughts to the family!

  • Steve was one of the first supervisors I worked with at Bekaert. He always had a great work ethic. I enjoyed seeing Steve and talking to him; Rest In Peace brother.

  • I’m sorry for your loss. Steve was a great neighbor. Gone to early. Condolences to Lisa and the whole family.

  • Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. I worked with Steve for 27 years and know he will be greatly missed. He was such a great person amd respected by all.

  • I only knew Steve for about three years but he was great to work with and was a stand up guy. He could always be counted on and did extremely well recognizing people on his team. He will be missed. Most sincere condolences to Steve’s family. Rest in peace.

  • Thoughts and prayers to the family. Ibworked with Steve off and on for 12 years he was a great boss straight up kind of person and always willing to help out where he could. Loved talking racing with him. Rest in peace my friend

  • Thoughts and prayers for the family.. Steve was a true good old boy! I will miss you Brother Gods Speed.. Donnie & Roxanne Evans

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s family during this difficult time. We worked at Contours/Bekaert and he was always considerate and helpful. I remember when he had kidney stones. Oh my gosh! Now that’s a story to remember.

  • My brother who taught me how to pitch curve, knuckle and fast ball. The time he hit a homerun as he ran the bases he had his grin on his face as he looked at our dad reason for that he broke someone’s windshield with that homerun. Someone said who’s car is that our father stood up and said it is his father’s. Another time he laughed so hard is when I got hit in the head with a foul ball knocked me clean off the bleachers he stopped laughing when he team mate said are you going to ask your sister if she’s OK he said.oh she’s alright and he kept laughing. I will miss my brother his grin and his laugh.

  • I remember when I was in 7th grade and my brother was in 8th grade I had twisted my ankle so they called our mom to come pick me up. They took me to the princeaables office where I seen my brother Steve sitting he asked me why was I there I told him that mom is coming to pick me up then he said mom is coming so I asked him why he was there he just grinned. The princeable said Steven and said come in here next thing I here is 2 whacks then Steve came out of the office with a big grin on his face and laughing. Yup he got his butt whooped for some reason. He never told me why.