COSTA MESA, Calif. – William Stephen Kreisle, 72, formerly of Tell City, passed away July 26, 2014, at his home in Costa Mesa, Calif. Steve was born and raised in Tell City, the second child of William E. and Margaret Kreisle. After graduating from Indiana University in 1964, he moved to Southern California, where he met the love of his life, Carol Caterina, in 1969. Until his retirement in 2006, Steve worked primarily in the real estate industry, the last 30 years as the chief financial officer of Warmington Homes.
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Steve enjoyed traveling, reading, playing tennis and getting together with friends to tell jokes over an ice cold Pepsi or Coors Light. He was a NASCAR fan, loved family gatherings and spent 11 years volunteering as the "Voice of the Eagles" for the Estancia High School boys basketball team. Steve had a quick wit and was a terrific storyteller. He was always a source of great joy and a truly wise, generous and honorable man. Steve was admired by so many in his life, both as a mentor and a friend and will always be remembered for his warm personality and sense of humor.
Steve is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters Kelly (Ashley) Burke and Katie (Tyler) Johnson; grandsons Ryan and Evan Burke; sisters Mary Kay Kreisle, Judy McGee, Kristine Emmons, Alice Kreisle and Susan Lasher and one brother, Richard Kreisle. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Peggy, and his brother, Tim.
A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, in Huntington Beach, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, Steve requested donations be made to Saints Simon and Jude Music Ministry, 20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
Published in Perry County News on Aug. 14, 2014