Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed in the Fountain County Section of Local History at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
COVINGTON – Charles Spriestersbach, age 64, a resident of South Fifth St., Terre Haute, father of Gerald Spriestersbach of Covington, died Sunday night, Oct. 25, at St. Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute where he had undergone surgery last Friday morning. Mr. Spriestersbach had been employed as a mechanic for the Froedeman Chevrolet Sales in Terre Haute for a little over 35 years and he had retired three years ago. He was honeymooning with his wife, the former Pauline Hill, whom he married Oct. 6, 1970, in Michigan when he became ill. Surviving, in addition to the wife, are: two sons, Gerald of Covington and Philip of Rt. 24, Terre Haute; one stepson, Herschel Fields of Evansville; and one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Sivertson of Cory, Ind., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 28, at the Fox-Bedino Funeral Chapel in Riley. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, east of Riley. -– jlr
NOTE: Born 25 April 1906
Died 25 October 1970