Mahlon Glen Steiner, 68, of Middleburg, went home and joined Heaven's choir on Saturday, July 29, 2017, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
He was born Oct. 10, 1948, in Kidron, Ohio, a son of the late Melvin and Sylvia (Neunschwander) Steiner.
His love of welding and repair began early in his father's shop on the family farm. He was taught at a young age many trades including rebuilding motors, wiring and plumbing a house. He also invented and fabricated pieces of equipment to creatively simplify any job. His fabrications seldom, if ever, broke, but took four men to lift. Mahlon had an ultimate green thumb and found it therapeutic to spend time in his large garden and enjoyed sharing his bounty with others.
At the age of 18, Mahlon moved to Honey Brook, committing to 1W service at Tel Hai Retirement Community during the Vietnam War. He faithfully served the residents for more than 44 years as the maintenance and engineering supervisor. He continually invested many times without pay to increase the quality of each resident's life.
Mahlon served in many different positions at Rockville Mennonite Church, using his talents to build and help maintain the church family. His passion was sharing the love of Christ through recording and giving gospel music to individuals. He had a servant's heart and did many things for others.
Mahlon is survived by his wife of 43 years, Florence (Gabel) Steiner; one daughter, Tracy Horning; one son, Arden and his wife, Brooke (Layton) Steiner; siblings, Clarence Steiner, Harlan Steiner, Oren Steiner, Glenford Steiner, Harold Steiner, Mervin Steiner, Carolyn Steiner and Delmar Steiner; grandchildren, Lindsey Horning, Luke Horning, Lane Horning, Lisa Horning, Savanah "Missy Soprano" Steiner, Peyton Steiner and Kirsten Steiner.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Steiner.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Covenant Community Church, 99 Cafe Lane, Middleburg, with Pastor Alan Potter and Pastor Arden Steiner officiating.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to our family, friends, local church and the great staff of Geisinger Hospice.
Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St. Middleburg.
Published on July 29, 2017