“Kitchen George” Feustel Passes Away
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – A true lion of the Aurora community, George Feustel, has died.
Feustel, 59, had been battling cancer when he died Friday. The widely-respected community supporter had been battling cancer.
Many folks knew him as “Kitchen George”. He was the owner and operator of Ohio Valley Kitchens in Aurora for more than 36 years. Customers often recalled his attention to detail with his kitchen installations and the dedication he showed to his customers. After the business closed in 2009, Feustel took his expertise to Lowe’s Hardware in Lawrenceburg.
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When he wasn’t at work, much of Feustel’s effort went towards his involvement in the Aurora Lions Club. He was involved with the organization since 1987. Starting in 1988, he began to serve on the club’s Aurora Farmers Fair Board, playing a critical role in organizing and promoting many aspect’s of one of Indiana’s oldest street festivals.
According to his obituary, Feustel is survived by his wife Carol; children Michele Richard and Michael Feustel; sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Feustel’s visitation will be held Thursday, April 17 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, 430 Fifth Street. Services will take place Friday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the church.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Aurora Lions Club for Relay for life or Gideon’s International in care of Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora.