Born March 1, 1941 in Belle Center to the late Edward M. and Mary Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Stierhoff, he was the former sheriff of Richland County, retiring in 2005.
He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Yoder, Amelia Rini and Jonathon Stierhoff; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; siblings, Barbara Abrams, Carolyn Rapp, Susan Adams, Gerald Stierhoff and Robert Stierhoff; and numerous extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lana Sue (Bevis); and a grandson.
Family will receive friends Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave., Mansfield. Funeral service will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine will officiate. Burial to follow in Price Cemetery near Essex, Union County.
Memorial contributions to the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund may be made at the funeral home. Condolences at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.