He was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Indianapolis, the son of Kenneth and Evelyn Bell Friestuhler.
He was baptized at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Trucking was his profession for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Friestuhler, three daughters, Victoria Sargent, Donelda Tafoya, and Trudy Nestor, five grandchildren, Jesse Coleman, Christian and Madeline Cullison, Jesse Blue Nestor, and Stacie Wilson; five great-grandchildren, Aden Nestor, Mika Nestor, Amelia Nestor, Logan Tafoya and Quinten Followell; several other members of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton was in charge of arrangements.
There was no public service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.