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March 17, 2016 • Obituaries
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Richard B. Sproessig

Richard B. Sproessig, 67, of Versailles, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was born at Batesville on January 17, 194 the son of Chester and Flora Angel Sproessig. He was married to Patricia McConnell on December 12, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter-in-law, Eryn Sproessig of North Vernon; two grandchildren, Ashtyn and Hunter Sproessig; one sister, Eva (Donald) Ficklin of Rexville. He was preceded in death by his son Michael, and his parents.

Mr. Sproessig was a 1967 graduate of Holton High School and graduated from the Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis. Richard worked as a barber in both Holton and Madison. He was employed with Arvins in North Vernon for 32 years and retired in 2014 from South Ripley High School where he worked as a custodian. Richard was a former member of the Ripley County Gideon Camp and was a member of the Holton United Methodist Church where he was a lay leader as well as a Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed gardening and working in the yard and doting on his grandchildren. Richard’s greatest enjoyment was his church and witnessing for his Lord which he did even on his last day.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dennis Hadler of the Holton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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