Obit: Spangler, Harvey D. #2 (1933 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Spangler, Waldron, Johnson, Morehouse

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) September 19, 2007

Spangler, Harvey D. (January 7, 1933 - September 2, 2007)

Harvey D. Spangler, 74, of Sherman, Texas, passed away September 2, 2007, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Tex.

He was born January 7, 1933, in Loyal, Wis. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a commission with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer. He served a portion of his military commitment in Korea. He married Luanne Schmidtke, of Loyal, although they later were divorced.

He worked as an engineer in the refinery, ammonia, and fertilizer areas in a number of locations, including New Jersey, Kansas, Iowa, and even the Philippines with the Exxon Research & Engineering Company and later with Farmland Industries. He was a long-time member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, serving on several national committees and sub-committees. He retired in 1991.

He established scholarships at Loyal High School and endowed two chairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his spare time, he was an avid woodworker and enjoyed dancing and traveling.

Survivors include his son, Allan Spangler, of Oceanside, Calif., and daughter, Karen (David) Waldron, of Wooster, Ohio. Also surviving are brothers: Verlan (Lila) Spangler, James (Deon) Spangler; sisters: Irma (Chet) Johnson and Rita (Richard) Morehouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Interment will take place in the Neillsville City Cemetery with private graveside services. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at the James Spangler home three miles north of Neillsville, or three miles south of Christie on Highway 73, from 2-3:30 p.m.



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