Lance R. Steierwald, 77, Navy vet, county probation officer, LEFC Sunday school teacher

By on January 11, 2017

Lance R. Steierwald, 77, of Akron, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at home.

He was born in Terre Hill to the late Mark John and Elva Irene (Reitz) Steierwald, and was the husband of the late Phyllis L. (Heim) Steierwald, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage before she passed away in December.

He was a member of Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, Lititz, where he taught senior Sunday School for many years. Lance was a probation officer for Lancaster County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran prior to graduating from Houghton College in 1968.

Lance is survived by a daughter: Lori, wife of Alex Cessna; and two grandsons: LeRoy and Samuel Freidly.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother: Barry John Steierwald.

A joint life celebration service for Lance and Phyllis will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m., at the Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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