Charles "Bud" Stieler Evansville, IN Charles L. "Bud" Stieler, 87, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born December 17, 1929 in Evansville to the late Elmer and Cathleen "Billie" (Niekens) Stieler. Bud attended Bosse High School and graduated from Evansville College with a Bachelor's degree in 1951. He then earned his Master's degree from Indiana University in 1953. Bud taught German at Central High School for over 35 years and was a semi pro baseball pitcher for 11 years. Bud was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, National Education Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Metropolitan Opera Guild and the former Central Turner's. He made many trips to Germany with his family and friends. Bud is survived by his cousins, Paul Stieler (Joanne), Rudy Stieler (Suzanne), Thomas Stieler (Ann), Charles C. Stieler (Candy), Peggy Ann Atkins (David), and Rose Marie Gilles. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, where a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3010 E. Chandler Ave., Evansville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Father Pascal Nduka, and Msgr. Kenneth Knapp officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 3010 E. Chandler Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, or the Vanderburgh Humane Society, PO Box 6711, Evansville, IN 47719. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com .
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