Greensburg — Richard C. Stirn, 83, of Batesville, died Monday, November 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 on May 5, 1951 at the St. Louis Rectory and she preceded him in death May 3, 2006. Dick was a carpenter and 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 sports 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, Carol (Mike) Voegele of Centerville, Ohio, Beth (Fred) Barger of Dillsboro, Patty (Don) Kohlman of Batesville, Donna Salyer of Batesville; sons, Tim (Betsy) Stirn of Batesville, Paul (Dolly) Stirn of Napoleon, Mark (Edie) Stirn, Dave (Beth) Stirn, Joe (Kim) Stirn, and Andy (Susie) Stirn, all of Batesville; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Thelma and brothers Walter and Bill.
Visitation will take place Thursday, November 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, November 15, at the funeral home, with Rev. John Geis officiating. Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Hansen Center.