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“Finding out from your text, Patti, just last night was a complete shock for me. You and Ron have been such special friends from our times at the...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Judith Ashton - Silverhill, AL

“Patti. I am so very sorry to hear about Ron. He was such a wonderful person. It was such a pleasure to get to know the two of you in recent years. ...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Fradella - Friend

“Farewell my 926th buddy and great friend. I salute you and will miss you very much. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Ed Pajares - Lexington, SC

“PattiWe are so shocked with the news of Ron's passing. May God be with you and the whole family at this difficult time. Ron was one of those truly...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Eileen and Ed Pajares - Lexington, SC

“Aunt Patti and the Steib Family, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ronnie's passing. He was a good man and had one of the best laughs I have ever...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Ginger Castell - Loranger, LA

“My condolences and prayers to the family. It was a privilege and honor to serve with Ron for over 30 years. He will be missed. May God bless you all. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: James Phillpott - Chalmette, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of shock and sadness. May you feel God's comfort surrounding you. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Liz Barsley LaPlante - Hammond, LA

“Patty, Debbie and All of your family, I am so sorry to hear of Ronnie's unexpected passing. It is with my deepest sympathy that I am praying for...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Rottmann Ergle - GA

“I, too, was shocked and saddened to learn last night of Ronnie's passing. Patti, I am so sorry. I just lost my own husband, Chip Fletcher, July 22....Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Heitman-Fletcher - Hammond, LA

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Gauthreaux - Hammond, LA

“On behalf of the men and women of the 926th Fighter Wing Alumni Association, we offer our condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We wish...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: BEAUFORD LAWSON - BELLE CHASSE, LA

“Ever since I heard the news I've been at a loss for words. Perhaps that in itself is a tribute, I remember Ronnie as a man of few words. He had a...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Skipper - Reston, VA

“So sorry for your loss. We thank him much for his service to our country. Our prayers are With you. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“Ron's passing is quite a shock. Although I haven't seen Ron in several years, I had bumped into him at the Navy Exchange at NAS JRB, Belle Chasse on...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Anthony Molero - Denham Springs, LA

“Patti, I am truly sorry for you and your family. I hate that I will not be able to attend the services but know that you will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Iris Robichaux Brayden - LA

“So sorry for your loss Patti...Ronnie will be missed tremendously...will have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul. Please convey my...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Ronald Sparnecht - Philadelphia, MS

“Patty and Lisa I remember all the good times at Panama City, Florida. Ronnie was always so nice and fun. Sending you my love and prayers. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Janice Berthelot-Disher-Grabert - FL

“Ron was very laid back and Always a friendly guy. He was enjoyable to be around. Loved to talk with him, he was easy to talk with and he made you...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Francis Martino - Ponchatoula, LA

“My heart goes out to Marc and the entire Steib family as they try to come to terms with the sudden loss of their brother, husband, father, uncle,...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Lea Raglin - TX - Coworker

“to all the family our thoughts and prayers are with youLarry & Paula ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Wilson - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mrs. Stein and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy and coworker while at the 926 FW. He vwill be greatly missed by all who...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Nicky and Teresa LeBlanc - LA

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Ron. My heart is broken in hearing this news. He was such a great friend to my dad and a genuinely kind man. Sending...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Tara Carroll - Lexington, SC

Ronald Joseph Steib, age 70 of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, August 7, 1949, in Dallas, Texas, the son of the late Godfrey B. Steib Jr. and Joy Tucker Steib.

He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture.
Ronald had a long military career, spanning over 30 years, serving in both the US Navy and US Air Force. He served in the Gulf War and later retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patti S. Steib, daughter & son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Burton, granddaughter, Natalie Burton, grandson, Andrew Burton, brothers, Craig Steib and his wife Renee`, Brian Steib and his wife Cindy, Marc Steib and his husband Billy Simmons; sisters, Debra Schanzbach and her husband Michael, Nancy Ryan and her husband Alvin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Steib Castell, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Milton "Dutch" and Willie Lee Schanzbach.

Family and friends will be received at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Thursday at 11:00 am, with Fr. Paul McDuffie officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ponchatoula Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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