He worked at Bendix in Elyria for 25 years and also farmed. He attended Kipton Community Church and enjoyed golf, gardening, farming, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Law, of Findlay; his daughters-in-law, Shirley Pete, of Henrietta, Susan Pete, in Amherst; a sister, Jennie Inman, of Ashtabula; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora (Jackson) Pete; parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Balog) Pete; sons, Kenneth, Robert, and Lawrence “Sonny” Pete; a sister, Betty Black Helen Ladd; brothers, Al, Andy, and Jack Pete; and a granddaughter, Kim Pete.
Friends may call Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 11 A.M., until the time of services at 1 P.M., at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Burial will take place at a later date at Camden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Steve Pete Memorial Fund at First Merit Bank in memory of Steve for Lorain County Fair memory bench, Firelands FFA, and Lorain County Junior Fair Board, and Agricultural Scholarships.