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richard e. spangle

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 7, 1932 - April 18, 2013

ELKHART — Richard E. “Dick” Spangle, 80, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday evening, April 18, 2013, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.

Dick was born on July 7, 1932, in Elkhart to the late Richard C. and Margaret E. (Signs) Spangle.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Gloria Oswald, preceded him in death.

On June 27, 1952, he married Phyllis L. Stickle in Jimtown.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; sons Rick (Joyce) Spangle of Phoenix, Tim Spangle of South Bend and Steve Spangle of Mishawaka; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Dick worked for the Indiana Toll Road Commission for 35 years. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1954. Dick was a Concord High School graduate. He enjoyed woodworking, bicycling and making pop can airplanes.

A service celebrating Dick’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, with visitation starting at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church, 53198 C.R. 9, Elkhart. Pastor Carl Henry will officiate. Burial will follow in Olive East Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Army Funeral Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to the church. To share a condolence with the family, visit