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  • Writer's pictureKatherine Martine

Belvedere centenarian says he values life’s simple joys


Louis ‘Bud’ Spiesberger of Belvedere and his wife, Bonnie, celebrate Spiesberger’s birthday at the Tiburon Peninsula Club on Jan. 17. He turns 100 today, Jan. 25. (Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)
Louis ‘Bud’ Spiesberger of Belvedere and his wife, Bonnie, celebrate Spiesberger’s birthday at the Tiburon Peninsula Club on Jan. 17. He turns 100 today, Jan. 25. (Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)

Belvedere resident Louis “Bud” Spiesberger has experienced a lot in his 100 years of life, from making maps for Gen. George Patton during World War II to forging a career as an investment broker to traveling the world.


He’s narrowed down his keys to happiness to four things, he says: being able to make a living, staying in good health, having a good wife and living in a great place.


Spiesberger turns 100 today, Jan. 25, and last week celebrated the milestone with a small group of family and friends at the Tiburon Peninsula Club. There were balloons, cake, champagne and presents — along with a lot of reminiscing.


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