Steven Forrest Grill, age 76, of Hamilton passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Born on October 13, 1945 in Tucson, Arizona to Gerald and Joan (Forrest) Grill, Steve graduated as valedictorian from Ashley High School in 1964. He was a scholar and a multisport athlete including being a member of the 1963 State Champion Cross Country team. He was a 1968 graduate of Manchester College where he was a catcher on the baseball team. Steve later went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University.
After graduation Steve started his long teaching and coaching career. Though he coached many sports, he most loved coaching basketball where his teams won multiple sectional championships. Over the years he taught science and coached at Eastside High School, Hamilton High School, Angola High School, and Frankfort High School. During the 1988-89 school year Steve came back to Steuben County and the community he loved to serve as Angola High School Assistant Principal. He was Principal from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. Steve gave everything he had to the kids and Angola community. He spent countless nights, weekends and holidays working at the school. It was fitting that Steve served in education because as a lifelong learner, he never stopped seeking knowledge.
Steve gave back to the community in many ways including volunteering, numerous educational groups, and board service such as Cameron Hospital Foundation and Steuben County United Way. He tutored inmates to achieve their GED. He was very social and fun to be around. He loved living on Hamilton Lake where he fished with his grandchildren and spent time with family. Steve was a family man, loyal friend, caregiver to many, and the guy who would do anything for anyone. He will be greatly missed!
His wife; Bobbi Grill of Hamilton; Daughter Emily (Josh) Surowitz of Crockett, California; Son Dan (Katie) Grill of Madison, Indiana; Step daughters April Albert (Jol Boyle) of Melbourne, Australia; Olivia (Ryan) Augenstein of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Cheyenne (Keith) McBride of Lexington, Kentucky. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; Luke, Elliot, Lucy and Jane Surowitz; Izzy, Damien and Forrest Grill; Jule` Boyle; Bella, Ava and Mia Augenstein; Brogan, Ellie and Max McBride.
Brothers Jon (Debra) Grill of Duck Key, Florida; Tom Grill of Seymour, Connecticut; Brother-in-law Jim (Dianne) Meyer of Huntertown, Indiana; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, sister; Becky (Cook) Meyer, brother-in-law Tim Cook and nephew Nathan Grill.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Educational Opportunity Center (former Angola High School Gym), 403 South Martha Street in Angola. Additional visitation will be held on Tuesday prior to the funeral service at the gym from 12:00 to 1:00.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Educational Opportunity Center (former Angola High School Gym) with Judge Bill Fee officiating.
Burial will take place at the Waterloo Cemetery following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial donations to be given to the Steven F. Grill Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made out to the Steuben County Community Foundation with Steven F. Grill Memorial Scholarship in the memo line. Steuben County Community Foundation, 1701 North Wayne Street, Angola, Indiana 46703.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.