Charles U. Kreilein, 83, Jasper

Charles U. Kreilein, 83 of Jasper, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Charles was born in Jasper, Indiana on July 9, 1936 to Hilbert and Clara (BuechleinKreilein. He married Clara Marie Hoppenjans on May 5, 1959 in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 

He was a furniture maker who worked for Jasper Seating and the Jasper Corporation, from which he retired. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the St. Anthony American Legion Post #493. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and their men’s sodality. He was a 4th Degree Knight and a past Deputy Grand Knight of the Huntingburg Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Huntingburg Conservation Club and loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and grilling.  

Surviving are his wife, Clara Marie Kreilein; two sons, Kevin Kreilein and wife, Dorothy, of Huntingburg, and Steven Kreilein and wife, Charlotte, of Ireland; two grandchildren, Brooke and Kendall Kreilein (Cole Libbert); one brother, Michael Kreilein, and wife, Carol, of St. Anthony; and two sister-in-laws, Janice Kreilein of St. Anthony, and Gloria Kreilein of Campbellsville, KY. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Robert Kreilein.  

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The Holy Family Parish will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m. Visitation is also from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church on Wednesday. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. The St. Anthony American Legion Post #493 will conduct military gravesite rites. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. 

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