Norman James Spangler, 91, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at his home early Saturday morning, March 10, 2012.
Norman was born February 12, 1921, in Snyder, Illinois, to Fenton W. and Mary T. (Bender) Spangler.
He married Betty Lou Huffington on October 8, 1944 in Marshall, Illinois. Norman and Betty left Marshall in 1949 and along with their two daughters, moved to Sheridan where he continued working as a journeyman plumber. Norman worked for various shops in Sheridan including Green’s, Earl Israel, Bill Sollars, and John Zowada. After his retirement, Norm began his new avocation as a wood worker and with Betty participated in many area craft shows.
Norman was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a 70-year member of the Masons, Sheridan Lodge #8, the Scottish Rite, the York Rite Lodge #313 Danville Valley, Illinois, and the United Association of Journeymen Apprentice Plumbers and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. He was an active member of Kalif Shrine, being honored numerous times as Shriner of the Year for donating many hours to furthering the work of Shriners for crippled children.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 63 years, Betty. He is survived by daughters Sharon (Jim) Bedard and Norma (Ken) Eberts, and his sister, Gene Stewart. In addition, Norm is survived by four grandchildren: Thad (Lauren) Bedard, Scott (Audra) Eberts, Kimberlee Eberts, and Jessica (Dennis) Palaniuk, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2012 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, with Father John Meyer officiating. A Scottish Rite memorial service will be presented following the church service. A luncheon reception will be at the Kalif Shrine Center after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norm’s name to the Kalif Shrine Center Travel Fund (used to assist families of crippled children), P.O. Box K, Sheridan, WY 82801 or to St. Peter’s Memorial Fund, 1 S. Tschirgi, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.