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Youngblood Auto’s Chuck Wiersch dies

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Chuck Wiersch, a longtime salesman at Youngblood Auto Group, died March 5. He was 62.

Wiersch’s obituary posted at GreenlawnFuneralHome.com states he “passed away unexpectedly at his home … leaving far too soon for those who knew and loved him.”

Wiersch was known for his Youngblood Auto commercials featuring the tagline, “What a place!”

Wiersch’s obituary says he was a “valuable and respected partner” at Youngblood Auto, and though he was retiring, he continued to bring lunch for employees on Saturdays.

John Youngblood and Youngblood Auto General Manager John Widiger could not be reached for comment by deadline. 

Wiersch also was a former general manager of Youngblood Automotive, according to a 2009 article on OzarksFirst.com. Missouri secretary of state records indicate Wiersch also had been an officer and board member with Youngblood Auto owner John Youngblood’s until 2000. The business filing lists Youngblood Auto’s 3505 S. Campbell Ave. dealership address. When Springfield Business Journal in 2005 reported on an expansion to Youngblood’s South Campbell dealership, Wiersch was listed alongside John Youngblood as an owner/developer.

A celebration of life for Wiersch is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 9 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole St., according to his obituary.

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