John L. Steelman, 77, of Patoka passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home.

 He was born on June 10, 1938 in Oatsville, IN to John H and Edna (Ennes) Steelman.

John graduated from Mt. Olympus High School in 1956, where he was an outstanding basketball and baseball player. He was a farmer with Steelman Farms. He was a former president of the Princeton Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary E. Steelman of Patoka; children, Kaye (John) Cates of Hazleton, Brad (Debbie) Steelman of Patoka, Jan (Craig) Weist of Hazleton, Johnny (Melodie) Vantlin of Madison, IN and Kriss (Don) Curtis II of Camby, IN; 10 grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Compton, Jennifer and Melanie Cates, J.B. (Lindsay) , Ryan and Tyler Steelman, Chassity (Mikey) Mays, C.J. (Jon) Dann, Johnny Vantlin II and Don Curtis III; 5 great grandchildren, Jenna Virden, Isabella Compton, Allison Steelman, Cash and Miles Mays; brother, Jack (Marilyn) Steelman; cousin, Donna Watkins; and brother-in-law, Rev. Ray Phelps; also several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jill Phelps. 

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Ray Phelps. Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery in Hazleton.

Visitation will be from 1 until 3 pm on Monday at the funeral home.