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Carl D. Grieshop, 78, Batesville, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Margaret Mary Health.
Born Sept. 15, 1938, in Morris, he was the son of Eleanor (Druhman) and Walter Grieshop. He married Dolores Ziegler June 18, 1960, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg.
Carl served in the Navy from 1956-59. He worked at Walsman Supply for 25 years, maintenance for the Batesville Community School Corp. for 19 years and as a substitute bus driver for 15 years.
Carl loved being outdoors, so taking the family camping was something he truly enjoyed doing. The kids teased that in the early years, the camper was pretty basic. As the years went by, each camper kept adding more creature comforts until at some point it was no longer "roughing it."
He could spend hours in the woods chopping wood or hunting for ginseng. Every morning started with doing the word search in the paper and reading it from cover to cover. Carl was a longtime league bowler at Oldenburg and also liked frying chicken and bartending at the Fireside Inn. Other interests included woodworking, playing poker and 500, jigsaw puzzles and relaxing on the deck, letting the squirrels entertain him. Carl apparently collected or hoarded, depending on whom you talk with, screws, nuts and bolts. If you needed something, he had it. His family would nickname him the Ace Hardware guy.
He is survived by his wife Dolores; daughter Deb Ertel, Osgood; son David Grieshop, Batesville; brother Bob Grieshop, Oldenburg; eight grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; three great-grandchildren and one more on the way.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers John, Tom and Don Grieshop and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.
Visitation is Friday, March 31, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Holy Family Church with the Rev. David Kobak, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund.
Published on March 30, 2017
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