Joseph B. Suttmiller, 90, Pierceville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.
Born May 31, 1922, in Batesville, he was the son of Leona (Staubach) and Frank Suttmiller. He served in the Army during World War II. The mechanic for Hoosier Pete’s Gas Station was a member of Milan American Legion Post 235 and the Tri-County Coonhunters Association.
His family remembered what a great cook he was and fondly recalls his homemade spaghetti and meatballs and recipe for wilted lettuce. His daughter collected many of his recipes to make into a booklet to give to the family. He also liked country music and dancing. While he hunted squirrels and rabbits in his younger days, his true passion was fishing, and it was a lifelong passion. When the kids were small, they remember many weekends attending fishing derbies with Dad. Even in later years, when his eyesight and hearing were failing, his greatest joy was to be sitting on the bank with a fishing pole in his hands.
He is survived by his daughter Denissa Bowling, Geneva, Fla.; son Joseph “Chip,” Greenfield; sister Mary Ann Metz, Burgaw, N.C.; brother Dennis, Mason, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Edith and Camile Suttmiller; son Terry; sisters Philomena Hermesch and Genevieve Schuck; and brothers Cornelius, Frank, Ben and Father Frank Suttmiller, OSB.
Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, followed by the service officiated by the Rev. William Turner at noon at St. Louis Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.