In memory of
DONALD CARL SPANGLER
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In memory of
DONALD CARL SPANGLER
SPANGLER, DONALD CARL Saginaw, Michigan Donald C. Spangler, 78, of Saginaw Twp., our dedicated, fun-loving, and most generous father, grandfather, brother, uncle, loyal companion, and beloved friend went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Don was born in Saginaw on June 7, 1942, the son of the late Harold and Betty (Dilley) Spangler. Growing up, Don overcame Polio, which shaped him into the determined man he was throughout his entire life. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill Tech High School and attended Delta College. On August 8, 1964, Don was united in marriage to Sharon (Thomas) Spangler. She preceded him on December 17, 2013 after 49 years of marriage. After 41 years of faithful service, Don retired from Saginaw Machine Systems. He was a 60+ year member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served many years as a council member and head of Evangelism. His hobbies included woodworking, especially making crosses and other wood projects for shut-ins; frequenting the casino, traveling, and most of all, spending time with friends and family. Always looking out for the needs of others before himself, Don was awarded the David C. Roche Memorial Award as a distinguished volunteer at the American Red Cross. His loving and kind ways will forever live on. Don leaves to carry on his legacy, his two wonderful daughters, Trudy Ryder and Wendy (Brian) Awad; five grandsons, Nathaniel, Ahren, Noah, Rylan, and Rhys; beloved companion, Linda Rebney, who he was fortunate enough to spend the last seven years with; sister, Laetta (Gene) Meyers; in-laws, Ken Thomas and Kimberly (Mark) Eimers; very special friends, Judy & Ed Alvarez, along with many nieces and nephews. Don's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM until Don's 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Pastor John W. Soyster will officiate with interment to be held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The 11:00 AM Friday Funeral will be live-streamed and may be viewed by clicking the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/81172508 . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially Nicole Schmitt RN, along with Ascension St. Mary's Hospital Seton Cancer Institute for the compassionate care provided to Don. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com .
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Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Saginaw Cou
1550 Midland Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48638
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In memory of
DONALD CARL SPANGLER
SPANGLER, DONALD CARL Saginaw, Michigan Donald C. Spangler, 78, of Saginaw Twp., our dedicated, fun-loving, and most generous father, grandfather, brother, uncle, loyal companion, and beloved friend went Home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Don was born in Saginaw on June 7, 1942, the son of the late Harold and Betty (Dilley) Spangler. Growing up, Don overcame Polio, which shaped him into the determined man he was throughout his entire life. He was a graduate of Arthur Hill Tech High School and attended Delta College. On August 8, 1964, Don was united in marriage to Sharon (Thomas) Spangler. She preceded him on December 17, 2013 after 49 years of marriage. After 41 years of faithful service, Don retired from Saginaw Machine Systems. He was a 60+ year member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served many years as a council member and head of Evangelism. His hobbies included woodworking, especially making crosses and other wood projects for shut-ins; frequenting the casino, traveling, and most of all, spending time with friends and family. Always looking out for the needs of others before himself, Don was awarded the David C. Roche Memorial Award as a distinguished volunteer at the American Red Cross. His loving and kind ways will forever live on. Don leaves to carry on his legacy, his two wonderful daughters, Trudy Ryder and Wendy (Brian) Awad; five grandsons, Nathaniel, Ahren, Noah, Rylan, and Rhys; beloved companion, Linda Rebney, who he was fortunate enough to spend the last seven years with; sister, Laetta (Gene) Meyers; in-laws, Ken Thomas and Kimberly (Mark) Eimers; very special friends, Judy & Ed Alvarez, along with many nieces and nephews. Don's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM until Don's 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Pastor John W. Soyster will officiate with interment to be held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The 11:00 AM Friday Funeral will be live-streamed and may be viewed by clicking the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/81172508 . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially Nicole Schmitt RN, along with Ascension St. Mary's Hospital Seton Cancer Institute for the compassionate care provided to Don. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com .
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1550 Midland Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48638
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