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July 12, 2013

George F. Von Spreckelsen Jr.

TERRE HAUTE — George F. Von Spreckelsen Jr., 74, of Terre Haute, passed away at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. George was born in Indianapolis, on June 25, 1938, to Mary Karsner and G.F. Von Spreckelsen. His beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia L. Wolfe Von Spreckelsen, passed away June 28, 2013. They married Sept. 1, 1961.

A graduate of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, and Indiana State University, he was a progressive educator of Industrial Technology for Vigo County School Corporation for 40 years. A member of Phi Delta Kappa, Epsilon Pi Tau, and the NEA, he was also a proud member of the 38th S and T Battalion of Indiana Army Reserve National Guard having served as squad leader, platoon sergeant, and Intelligence and Operations Sergeant for the Battalion Headquarters company with specialization as the Battalion Chemical, Biological, and Radiological NCO for seven years. George taught at Wiley High School and Woodrow Wilson Junior High in Industrial Arts Technology. As both department head and team leader, he initially led the movement to include co-educational classes in both technology and home economic, and served as audiovisual supervisor and newspaper sponsor founding the Wilson Warrior Salute, in addition to being an adjunct professor for the Indiana State University School of Technology. He also service as collaborator for the re-design/renovation of Woodrow Wilson with Maver J. Gibbs, then Principal, with special attention directed towards maintaining a matching architectural integrity with the original structure.

George’s interests and skills were many; an ardent Anglophile, he loved travel, writing, classical music, graphic and fine arts, restoration, photography, antique lighting, historical preservation, animal welfare, the environment, good cuisine, and creativity. For many years, he was the personal framer for the artworks of Donald L. Hadley. He counted Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, Andre' Watts, classical pianist, and sculptor Bill Wolfe among his more prominent friends. His personal philosophy was, “The only evidence of life is growth.”

A memorial celebration of the life of George and his late wife, Patricia, will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Boo’s Crossroads Cafe, 683 Wabash Avenue, in Terre Haute, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Please bring a favorite memory to share. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Nature Conservancy, Indiana Historical Landmarks, Farrington's Grove Association, Heifer International or Terre Haute Humane Society. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:

www.greinerfuneralhome.com.

 

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