NEW LYME, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Steven L. Lautanen, age 57, of New Lyme, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at UH Geauga Medical Center.  

He was born February 2, 1965, in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of Donald G. and Patsy L. (Offutt) Lautanen. 

Steve was a 1983 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School.  

He owned and operated “Steve Lautanen Trucking” for many years and operated a farm. 

Steve mostly loved to spend time with his daughter and helping her with her 4-H projects.  

Steve is survived by his wife, Brenda L. (Anderson) Lautanen, whom he married May 24, 1986, of New Lyme; his daughter, Shelby A. Lautanen of New Lyme; his five brothers, Donald L. Lautanen of Jefferson, J. Robert Lautanen of Jefferson, Richard (Criss) Lautanen of Williamsfield, Jeffrey L. (Dianna) Lautanen of Jefferson and Russell P. Lautanen of Jefferson; his three sisters, Cheryl A. (William) Lucik of Andover, Tammy J. (Alan Kirkpatrick) Switzer of New Lyme and Becky J. (Daniel) Hazen of Jefferson; his brother-in-law, Randall Holmes of Tucson, Arizona and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vicki L. Holmes. 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lautanen Family 4-H Scholarship, C/O Ashtabula County 4-H Scholarship Fund/Rita Woodard, 4045 Russell Road, Dorset, OH 44032. 

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Andover, Ohio, handled arrangements. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit

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A television tribute will air Friday, June 24 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.