Stephen Bland


PAULDING -- Stephen A. Bland, 62, Paulding, died August 7, 2014, at the Paulding County Hospital shortly after admission.

He was born December 12, 1951, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Haldin M. "Bud" and Laura Jean (Stephen) Bland. He retired from BF Goodrich of Woodburn, Indiana, and later from Bryan Custom Plastic of Bryan, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Paulding VFW 587 and the Paulding FOE Post 2405.

Surviving are a daughter, Amanda (David) Bok of Defiance, Ohio; a son, Nathan Bland of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, Logan and Hayden Bok; a sister, Sue A. Bland of Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, Eugene (Brenda) Bland of Centerville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, Ohio. Rev. David Meriwether will officiate. Burial will be in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. where the Paulding VFW Post 587 will conduct military graveside rites. Visitation is today, August 11, 2014, at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, from 3-8 p.m. and one hour before services on Tuesday morning.

The family requests memorial contributions to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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