Obit: Spangler, Harvey D. #3 (1933 - 2007)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Spangler, Schmidtke, Waldron, Johnson, Morehouse

----Sources: Loyal TRG 19 September 2007

Spangler, Harvey D. #3 (7 JAN 1933 - 2 SEP 2007)

Harvey D. Spangler, 74, Sherman, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the James Spangler home three miles north of Neillsville, or three miles south of Christie on Highway 73. Interment will take place in the Neillsville City Cemetery, with private graveside services.

Harvey D. Spangler was born on Jan. 7, 1933, in Loyal. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a commission with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served a portion of his military commitment in Korea. He married Luanne Schmidtke, Loyal, although they were later 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 longtime member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers serving on several national committees and subcommittees.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, Oceanside, Calif.; his daughter, Karen (David) Waldron, Wooster, Ohio; his brothers, Verlan (Lila) Spangler, and James (Deon) Spangler; and his sisters, Irma (Chet) Johnson and Rita (Richard) Morehouse.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and an infant sister.



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