of Chelsea, MI.  Age 85, died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Evangelical Home in Saline. He was born September 14, 1926 in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of Adolph B. & Anna Louise (Esch) Steinaway.

Photo of Veryl SteinawayVeryl was a charter member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Ann Arbor, was a member of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter, and was now attending St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea, the church he grew up in.  He was an avid U of M fan, and took tickets for 60 years at U of M football games.  He was a member of Tri-County Sportsman League of Saline.  In retirement, Veryl loved woodworking, traveling, and lake life.

On September 27, 1947, he married Kathryn M. Lindauer, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gary (Kit) Steinaway of Ann Arbor, Keith D. Steinaway of Saline; two daughters, Karen (Miles) Bowen of Tehachapi, CA, Jeanine Steinaway of Ann Arbor; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Steinaway; two step-granddaughters, Amanda and Rebecca Bowen; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, L Dean Steinaway, his sister and brother-in-law, Edna (Frank) Gucker.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Chelsea, with Pastor Jim Coyl officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Thursday, September 22 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saline Evangelical Home, 440 W. Russell St., Saline, MI 48176; Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4567, New York, NY 10163; or a charity of your choice.

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