FREELANDVILLE -- Walter C. Spanger, 78, of Freelandville, passed away at 2:21 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1927 near Freelandville, he was the son of Henry Spanger and Frieda Albrecht. He was married to Dorothy A. (Richter) Spanger.
He was a self-employed farmer and trucker. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ and former vice president of the church council. He was a member of the Christian Partners SS Class.
He loved to listen to music, loved his family and friends (including The Bunch). He also loved farming, Bethel Church and I.U. basketball.
Survivors include: his wife Dorothy Spanger; a son John Spanger and his wife Jan of Westphalia; two daughters, Brenda J. and her husband Dan Roark of Vincennes, and Debra Spanger of Mitchell; four sisters, Gertrude Rush of Tavares, Fla., Edna Berry of Linton, Elfrieda Hartsburg of Freelandville, and Helen Lee of Attica; and grandchildren, Lori and Chris Spanger of Vincennes, Abby and Ryan Hartwick of Vincennes, Brandon Spanger of Edwardsport, and Jonathan Fowler and Benjamin Fowler of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by two sisters Dorthea Shake and Martha Ann Hammelman.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Bethel Church in Freelandville with the Rev. Jolly Moody and the Rev. Mike DeCoursey officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethel Church or the Parkinson Disease Foundation.
Arrangements are handled by McClure-Utt Funeral Home in Bicknell.