Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
March 4, 2002
Donald W. Firsich, 86, of Greensburg, former Shelbyville resident, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at his home.
Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Shelby County, s/o  Edward and Thecla D. (Zinzer) Firsich.  
Married  Kathryn Kuntz  on Sept. 18, 1940, and she survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Rosie) Daeger  of North Vernon,  Mrs. Jan (Sharon) Osburn  of Greenwood,  Mrs. James (Janet) Wilmer  and  Mrs. Robert (Darlene) Riedeman, both of Greensburg; one brother, Hubert Firsich  of Shelby County; four sisters, Imogene Karmire  of Louisville, Ky., Mary K. Horigan  of Florida, Juanita Bausback  of North Carolina and  Elinor Hall  of Anderson; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother, Emmett Firsich.
Self-employed farmer, also employed with Earl Vanderbur Construction and Decatur County Highway Department.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 208 S. East St. in Greensburg, with the Rev. Joseph Brown officiating.
Burial:  St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greensburg.
Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, 302 N. Franklin St. in Greensburg.
Memorials:  Decatur County Hospice
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, September 05, 2001
Faye Rose Firsich, 82, of Waldron, died this morning. 
Born May 8, 1919, in Shelby County, d/o  Keith and Gladys (Metz) Ensminger.
Married  Hubert Firsich  on April 6, 1940; he survives. 
Other survivors include:  Mrs. Bill (Donna) Scott  of Bloomington,  Mrs. Ron (Brenda) Lanter  and  Nancy Firsich, both of Waldron; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three sisters.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Employed for 25 years at T.R.W. Cinch Co., retiring in 1979.
Member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and the altar society.
St. Vincent Catholic Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Rev. Paul Landwerlen officiating.
Burial:  St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery in Shelby County.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Contributions:  Hospice of Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 30, 1976
          Services were held today for a Greensburg restaurant owner operator who was well known in the Shelbyville area, Robert A. "Bob" Firsich, 63, of R.R.6, Lake Santee.  Mr. Firsich died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
          A funeral mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg, of which he was a member, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Firsich was born June 12, 1913, in Batesville, the son of  Edward S. and  Kathryn (Zettlemeyer) Firsich.
         A veteran of World War II, Mr. Firsich came to Greensburg about 1954 and he owned and operated the well known Cabin Club Restaurant there until the early 1970's when it was destroyed by fire.
          He then purchased land at the north edge of Greensburg and constructed the Four Seasons Restaurant in 1973, and was operating the business at the time of his death.
          Mr. Firsich married  Marjorie E. Creech on September 7, 1949, at Batesville.  She survives with two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Judy) Wilhoit  and  Mrs. Bernard (Janie) Haskamp, R.R. 10, Hillcrest; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Ramilda) Merchen, Bloomington; six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A brother, Harold Firsich, and a sister, Dorothy McCormick, preceded in death.
Contributed by  Mary M. Bittner  and  Linda Mohr

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