Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


November 13, 2013

Richard C. Stirn, 83

Richard C. Stirn, 83, Batesville, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence. 

Born June 26, 1930, in Franklin County, he was the son of Katherine (Luke) and Carl Stirn. He married Betty Jane Karbowski May 5, 1951, at the St. Louis Rectory and she preceded him in death May 3, 2006. 

Dick was a carpenter/master craftsman and had his own business. His family explained that he never really retired, but somewhere around 2003 he began talking about more projects than he completed.

Dick’s family indicated work was his hobby. He did enjoy some other interests, though. According to the family, he had a passion for history and was a sports fan who liked to follow all the local teams. Because of his love of history and old things, the show "American Pickers" was naturally a favorite of his. What he truly enjoyed was to get in the car, get out of town and take a ride in the country.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Carol and Mike Voegele, Centerville, Ohio, Beth and Fred Barger, Dillsboro, Patty and Don Kohlman and Donna Salyer, Batesville; sons and daughter-in-laws Paul and Dolly Stirn, Napoleon, and Tim and Betsy Stirn, Mark and Edie Stirn, Dave and Beth Stirn, Joe and Kim Stirn and Andy and Susie Stirn, Batesville; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Thelma, and brothers Walter and Bill.

Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are there at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, with the Rev. John Geis officiating. Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Hansen Center.

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