Franklin L. Steadman, 76, of Wheeling, passed away on November 4, 2021 at Wheeling Hospital of Wheeling, WV
He was born on May 25, 1945 to Clair and Frances (Burkle) Steadman in Wheeling, WV. Frank worked as a clerk for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Harry Steadman Sr.
Frank was an avid member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church, and the American Legion. He also served in all functions for the Italian American Club and was a collector of antiques, specifically Wheeling memorabilia.
Frank joined the K of C Carroll Council 504 in 1964. He held all officer positions and had been on all of the committees, but most importantly he held the position of Grand Knight for many years. Frank joined Fourth Degree Charles Carroll Assembly 1185 in 1982, and served with honor as its Faithful Navigator for 25 years. He was State Treasurer, State Membership Director, and District Deputy #1 between 1982 and 2000.
Frank is survived by his wife of 45 years Stella, to whom he married on September 18, 1976, his son, Jeffrey L. (Meghan) Steadman of Canton, OH; his daughter, Jackie (David) Miller of Wheeling, WV, four grandchildren: Oliver, Marlee, Liam, and Jaelyn, his sister-in-law Jean Steadman, many nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Homes Elm Grove Chapel 154 Kruger Street Wheeling, WV 26003 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and again from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
A vigil service will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm by the Knights of Columbus and Deacon Doug Breiding.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A homily will be given by Deacon Doug Breiding.
Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery Wheeling, WV with full military rites by the Moundsville Veterans Memorial Squad.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wheeling Heritage Fund at TMCFunding.com (click here)
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Wheeling Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Steadman family.