Rose Hill Funeral Home & Rose Hill Burial Park

2565 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH


Stephen James Woelfel Sr.

October 7, 1956March 21, 2020

Stephen James Woelfel Sr. (AKA Dog/Dogpaw), age 63, of Fairfield Township, passed away on March 21, 2020.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 1956 to his late father Walter Woelfel (Phyllis) and late mother Lois Woelfel. Stephen was married to the love of his life, Julie Jean Woelfel, on July 26, 1975. He was a devoted truck driver for 45 years, finishing his career with Millis Transfer after 19 years, retiring in 2018. Stephen was a proud Vietnam Veteran, where he served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by loving sister Sallie Jo McCarnan and god daughter Summer Leigh Stewart and many other special family and friends. Stephen is survived by his wife Julie Jean Woelfel, son Stephen James Woelfel Jr. (Jennifer), daughter Misty Love Woelfel (Glenn Phillips), his grandchildren Jordan Kelly Woelfel, Mason James Phillips, Peyton McKinnley Phillips, Gavin Phillips. He is also survived by sister Sue Beatty (Richard), Roxanna Hunley (Rob), Blake Woelfel, god daughter Kay Faesel, god son Josh Tarter (KayLynn) and god daughter Tosha Tarter and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, other family and friends. Memorial services, with a gathering, will be held at Rose Hill Funeral Home, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the KylerStrong Foundation and or the VA.


  • Memorial Service Pending


Stephen James Woelfel Sr.

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Krisy Mccarnan

March 25, 2020

Uncle Dog was a very loving and caring man. He will be miss so much.
Krisy, Brody and Sean

Leavonies Fontaine

March 25, 2020

Rest in Peace Uncle Dogpaw!!! Thanks for all the love, laughter, smiles, hugs, advice and just plain old fun!!! You will always hold a special place in our hearts!!! Much love always!!! <3 Leavonies, Garfield and Family


March 25, 2020

Loved how he would say "I know that", when you told him you loved him. Steve was one of the strongest , kindest men I ever knew.

Ashlee Shields

March 25, 2020

I have so many memories with Dog and his whole family. He worked with my Dad a long time ago and then both our families ended up living across the street from each other. I don’t have many childhood memories that don’t include Dog or his family. The only time I’ve ever ridden on a motorcycle was with Dog. He would take us for rides around the neighborhood. My first Reds game was with Dog , Fred, Misty, my Dad and siblings. My dad and Dog would put their stereo speakers out on the porch and blare music, which got them into trouble but they had a blast. I had the honor of taking care of Dog when he got his radiation treatments and it was a blessing to be able spend a little bit of time with him and Julie everyday for several weeks in a row. I miss Dog already, I miss his laugh, his smile, his sense of humor and I’ll treasure every moment and memory I had with him.