Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Charles W. “Chuck” Steele

Charles W. “Chuck” Steele, of Shelby, also known to many as “Cheese”, died Saturday night, February 17, 2024 under the care of Hospice of Central Ohio at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was 60.

Chuck was born November 22, 1963 in Shelby to the late Charles D. and Dorothy (Adkins) Steele. A 1982 graduate of Shelby High School, Cheese worked the majority of his career at MTD Shelby Operations from where he retired. As a hobby, Chuck enjoyed riding his motorcycle and four-wheeling, loved tending to his garden, and enjoyed making trips to Kentucky to visit family.

Chuck always made sure to be present for his daughter and son, no matter what. Surviving are his daughter: Kelli (Branden) Christensen of Tomah, WI, and son: Josh Steele of Shelby. He loved spending time with his grandson, Julius Christensen, who also survives, along with brothers: Roger (Elaine) Steele of Willard and Rick (Elizabeth) Steele of FL; half-sister: April Steele of Shelby; step-siblings: Jennifer (Steve) Keith of Mansfield and Scott (Sarah) Steele of Bloomville; step-mother: Sherri Steele Gowitzka of Shelby; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Vicki Weaver.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11 am-1pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm with Rev. Gary Adkins, his uncle, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation (

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To view Chuck’s Tribute Video, click here: Charles W. “Chuck” Steele Tribute Video

Memories & Condolence

  1. Susan Metzger says:

    So very sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I worked with him for many years at MTD and remember many good times we all had. He will be greatly missed. Your family has my deepest condolences.

  2. Mark Wondrash says:

    Roger, Elaine and Rick- So very sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. Mark & Valerie Wondrash

  3. Don Browning Jr says:

    Deepest condolences to family and friends.

  4. Joann Ramirez says:

    I offer my condolence,love and support to all Family members. God bless you thru this most difficult time. I’d love to have more information regarding my Family Members so please contact me as you can and after this time of Grieving. God bless Our Family.

  5. Justin Mays says:

    Cousin, I’m going miss you always had good laughs and you played with me as a kid you will be missed by the whole family ” Cross over the mountain and rest in the shade of the tree “

  6. Robert Patton says:

    Sorry, to hear of Chucks passing, was a cousin of mine, great person, with a great attitude towards people, will be greatly missed. Had a good time talking to him at the reunions.

  7. Scott Amburgey says:

    I worked with Chuck for a few years at MTD. Always was a great and funny guy.
    He will be missed.

  8. Virgil, says:

    So sorry for all good ppl whole family

  9. Ashle Finley says:

    We are all so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a long-term employee with us at MTD/SBD and was certainly missed when he retired. Prayers for heartfelt peace are being sent to the entire family.

  10. Frank "tank"stamper says:

    So so sorry to hear of cheeses passing. Shared many great times together as kids growing up thru school at the tire shop at his house used his car for my DL exam almost shared same Birthday mine 21st his was the 22nd he was a great friend and great guy heaven is a better place see u later cheese

  11. Mark and Wanda Hess, and the James Hubbard family says:

    We are sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. He grew up just down the street from us and he was always such a fun person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  12. Kenneth Bowman says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss.

  13. Mickey Hall says:

    Worked alot of yrs with Chuck at MTD. Such a nice person so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for the family.

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