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John Ross

Spangler, John R.

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 age 88 years. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Miller) for 62 years. Dear father of Pamela “Susie” Bauer, Kathryn (Steve) Dalton, Mary Beth Castro, and Doris (Tim) Riener. Proud grandfather of Brendan (Shelley) and John Bauer; Emily (Nick) Dalton Niles and Polly Dalton; Nicole (Danny) Lira; Tanya (Miguel) Cruz and Miguel Castro, Jr.; Sara, Tim and Alex Riener. Great grandfather of Julian and Jada Castro; Helena, Liliana and Ava Lira; Santiago and Sixto Cruz. Dear brother of Fuzz (Lila Mae) Spangler; Sylvena (Moise) Mitri and Rosemary (Richard) Bodin. Preceded in death by brothers Sylvester (Daisy); Donald (Avis); George (Lois); Arthur (Frances); and Elmer Spangler; and sisters Priscilla (Charles) Finn; Edna (Robert) Lane; and Norma (Daniel) Mullendore. Brother-in-law of Patricia Groh and John (Christine) Miller. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation Tuesday, March 17 at the funeral home from 4-7 pm. Funeral service at 7 pm immediately followed by services under the auspices of South Shore Lodge #3. Interment Forest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek, WI.

John was a retired Manager of Rexnord/Nordberg Cost Accounting; member Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church; PM J.M. Rusk Lodge # 259 F&AM; PHP J.M. Rusk Chapter No. 111 RAM.; PTIM Kilbourn Council No. 9 R&SM; member Ivanhoe Commandery No. 24 KT; WWII veteran of US Army Air Corps, and Lifetime Member of Collins-Meyer VFW Post 2903.

Special Thanks to the staff of Creekside Manor for their loving care.

9200 S. 27th St. Oak Creek 414-761-2750

Past Comments

Carol Simenc

I send my very sincere sympathy to Marilyn and four daughters on John’s passing. My memory of John are the times we spent in the Oak Creek Methodist Church kitchen peeling potatoes and apples for the beef dinners. John’s sense of humour made the time and work easy and enjoyable. Also, we shared the love of the hymn “It is well with the Lord” which made the two of us cry when we sang it in church. May the good Lord
prepare a special place for John. Sorry to be unable to share in the celebration of John’s
life, but I am there in spirit.

Christian Love,
Carol Simenc

Heather Rose

I looked forward to the yearly Christmas letters from Uncle John. My favorite parts were about when he attended then nun all elder hostel in New Mexico, he had a good time but how much he hated Mexican food. He also mentioned that he didn’t know how he got so much done before he retired as he was more busy and had more things to get done now than before. I will miss him very much. Uncle John gave me a sense of my Grandfather that I never got to meet. Thank you Uncle John
Heather (Mildebrandt) Rose

Marcia Siverling

Uncle John had a great sense of humor. A number of the aunts and uncles had gathered after our wedding at my mom and dad’s ranch house. He saw me put a tennis racket in the car for our honeymoon. Uncle John said, “You’ll never use that!” And he was right!
We never did. Marcia (Finn)Siverling

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