Steven Terryl “Slick” Hoesli, 71 passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by loved ones, in Tell City.
Born to the late Clarence and Marie (Kluesner) Hoesli on April 10, 1949, he grew up in a loving Catholic household with 14 other siblings. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was stationed at New Port, Rhode Island. While stationed in Rhode Island, Steve met the love of his life Gloria Jean Spisock and married shortly after in 1972. They had three loving children; Steven, Kerry and Ryan.
Steve always had a love for mechanics that was fostered at a young age by his older brothers. He was employed in numerous jobs throughout his life including Hoesli Lumber, Mulzer Crushed Stone, J&S Diesel, co-owner of Save-a-Lot grocery stores, and then retired as a self-employed mechanic in 2006.
Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church in Tell City. As a hobby he enjoyed designing and fabricating his own smokers and then grilling for large family gatherings. He also loved traveling the country with his kids and grandkids.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Marie (Kluesner) Hoesli; brothers Bob, Ted, Jim, Jerry, and Patrick; and sisters Diane Hoesli and Marilyn Heckel.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Gloria Jean (Spisock) Hoesli; son Steven (Casey) Hoesli of Tell City; daughter Kerry (Mark) Ettensohn of Fishers, Indiana; son Ryan (Sandra) Hoesli of Carmel, Indiana as well as brothers Larry, Jack, Mike and sisters Linda Parks, June Kress, Mary Anderson and Vicki Moss and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his 7 grandchildren Trent Hoesli, Katelyn Hoesli, Evan Hall, Matthew Ettensohn, Lilah Ettensohn, Luke Ettensohn, and Carter Hoesli.
Visitation will be held at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City on Monday August 24 from 3-7pm and Tuesday August 25 from 8-9:30am with Mass to follow at 10 am at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Tell City. After Mass the burial service will be held with military honors at St. Marys Cemetery in Tell City.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Pauls Catholic Church in Tell City, Indiana.
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