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Charles Eugene Spangler

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in Obituaries

(12/9/13) Charles Eugene Spangler, age 69, of Alma Center WI died December 4, 2013 in his home surrounded by family.

Charles was born December 5, 1943 in Black River Falls, WI to Edward and Elizabeth (Doud) Spangler. He married Lois Johnson on June 22, 1963.

Charles was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers: Edward and Steve; sisters: Sally and Elizabeth "Betty".

He is survived by his wife Lois; daughters: Charlene and Nancy; son, Charles; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters: Loretta, Joyce, Helen, Donna, and Janice; brother, Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles had a high school education and joined the Navy in 1960. He was a member of the N.R.A. and U.P. Whitetails Association Inc and the Boilermakers Local 107 of Milwaukee, WI. He was honorably discharged from the Navy, went to work in the woods, became a pipefitter, then went on to become a Boilermaker of over 30 years.

After he retired from Boilermaking in 1993, he moved back to the U.P. of Michigan in 1994. The U.P. is where he enjoyed his fishing, hunting, trapping, prospecting, and guide service.

He enjoyed building things such as skidders, sawmills, copper clocks, and inlaid tables.

He is known as "Doc Spangler" in the geology, archeology, and rock show world from his many artifacts and finds. He was a wealth of knowledge and enjoyed teaching those willing to learn the arts.

In July of 2010 he moved back to this area, Alma Center, to be closer to family.

He had a very generous and charitable heart and will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Alma Center Assembly of God Church, 114 S Summit St, Alma Center. Guest speakers will be Duane Carlson and Don Jandreau of Gwinn, MI, and William "Buck" Milton of Marinette, WI. Family and friends welcome.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family. Online condolences way be left at www.cremationsociety-wi.com

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