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Steven A. Kreighbaum

January 26, 1955 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 66)

Obituary

Steven Allen Kreighbaum, age 66, Logansport, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 25, 2021 in his residence.

Born in Logansport on January 26, 1955, he was the son of the late Billy L. and Betty J. Vitello Kreighbaum.

Steve attended St. Bridget’s Catholic School, and after graduating from Logansport High School in 1973, he went straight to the work force. He had worked at Harvey’s Drive-In during high school, and then started a 44-year career at Elco Industries, beginning as a multi-slide operator while training as a tool and die maker. The manufacturer was known as Elco, Textron, A. Raymond, and A. Raymond Timmerman. Though the company’s name changed over the years, Steve’s place of employment didn’t. Steve left due to health issues in 2018.

In 1975, Steve was married to Valerie Lynn James. A son, Shaun, was born in April 1978. They divorced in 1983.  After being a bachelor for nearly twenty years, he then married Donna Waddups who had 3 daughters, Sabrina and Carol Quillen, and Carrie Brady. Steve later divorced, and he had remained a bachelor since.

Steve was a beer drinker, and a social fly who enjoyed visiting the local pubs.

He was a member of the Logansport Shrine Club where he was the Logansport Shriner of the Year in 2018, the Logansport Moose, Elks, and was also a Master Mason.  A long-term supporter of Riley Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he assisted with fundraisers and charity events.

Surviving are son, Shaun (Laura) Kreighbaum, Logansport; grandchildren, Kaine and Kaitlyn Osbourne, Brady Kreighbaum, Kaiden Kreighbaum, twins, Dominic and Dallin Kreighbaum and Ella Franklin; brother, Jeffrey L. (Kathy) Kreighbaum, Logansport; nieces, Jessica Albin and Jen Kreighbaum.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; his younger brother, Rick Kreighbaum; and his older brother, Ron Kreighbaum.

Steve’s visitation will be on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Kroeger Funeral home, and on Friday, May 28th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Dave Smith of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.

Following cremation, Steve’s ashes will be buried with his parents in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

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