Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Former Celina resident Frank P. Spies, 84, Anderson, Ind., died July 18, 2010, at Community Hospital in Anderson.
He was born March 12, 1926, in Clarks, Neb., to Peter and Lenoa Wruble Spies. On June 1, 1956, he married Ruth Whitenack, who died July 6, 1993. He also married Ruth Ivey, who survives in Anderson, Ind.
Also surviving are two sons, James (Barb) Mattingly, Reno, Nev., and Mike Ashby, Alexandria, Ind.; three daughters, Pamela Spies, Vicki (John) Gilbert, Chesterfield, Ind., and Cindy (Kevin) Jackson, Anderson, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Fouck, Chapman, Neb., and Angline "Nell" McMann, Grand Island, Neb.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He worked at Snyder Concrete in Dayton for 24 years before retiring in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines and a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars in Celina.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland, Ind. Burial will follow at Bluff Point Cemetery, Portland.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the St. Vincent Foundation.
Condolences can be left at www.williamsonspencer.com.