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Obituaries

December 5, 2012

Steven Charles Dolby

March 5, 1945-Dec. 5, 2012

MIDDLEBURY —  Steven Charles Dolby, 67, died at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his wife and children. He had battled cancer for 14½ months.

He was born March 5, 1945 in Huntington, to Charles and Loretta (DeVault) Dolby.

On May 1, 1966, he married Barbara “Bobbie” Keil in Pekin, Ill.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Michelle (Stephen) Streeter of Bristol; son, Kyle E. Dolby of South Bend; six grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Sam) Shenefield of Huntington and Sandra K. Dolby of Bloomington; two brothers, Richard (Becky) Dolby of New Haven and Thomas (Jane) Dolby of Oahu, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Charles O. Dolby.

He was a microbiologist at Miles/Bayer Laboratories in Elkhart, an industrial biochemist at GDS in Elkhart and worked in quality control tracking at Genecor Industries, Elkhart. He retired from Kohl’s department stores.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Middlebury, for more than 35 years.  He graduated in 1963 from Huntington High School and received an associate’s degree in general studies from Indiana University.

He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam veteran, stationed at Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Va. from 1966 to 1968. He was a  member of American Legion Post 210 in Middlebury for more than 30 years.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service on Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Randy Schroeder and Hank Berg. Military honors will be given by American Legion Post 210 at the church following the funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ribbon Of Hope or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Middlebury.  

Online condolences may be shared at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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