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Richard DeWitt Spencer

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Richard DeWitt Spencer of Switz City, Indiana died peacefully with his family at his side, Monday, April 11, 2011 at the age of 86.

A devoted family man, Richard is survived by his four loving children; Elayne Waeltz, Thomas Spencer, Annette Mittenthal and Susan Ellison.

He was the proud grandfather of Alyson, Thomas and Megan Waeltz; Chris, Cole and Anthony Spencer; and Ashleigh, Spencer and Cassidy Rose Ellison.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Caroline Breithaupt Spencer, and parents Thomas and Ruby Strauser Spencer.

Richard was a graduate of Purdue University and was a veteran of WW2.

He was a real estate broker, landowner and founded Spencer Precast Company with his son. His interests in life included spending time with friends and family, flying his Cessna 172, gardening and caring for animals. Richard was very generous with his possessions as well as his love and affection.

Visitation will take place at Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield, IN Friday, April 15 from 6 PM to 8 PM and Saturday April 16 from 12 PM to 1 PM followed by a memorial service. Internment in Switz City Cemetery following.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com