Daniel Joseph Spieth, Sr., 93, was called to his heavenly home Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Parkview Hospital with his beloved wife, Eileen, at his side and surrounded by lots of family and love.
Dan was born in Monroeville in 1926 and graduated from Hoagland High School in 1944. He enlisted in the US Navy shortly after graduation and served in the Pacific during World War II, and participated on the Honor Flight. Dan married Eileen Doctor on May 29, 1948, and they raised seven children. He worked at ITT Corporation for 36 years. Dan enjoyed his family, the outdoors, lake, and antiques. Dan was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), where he enjoyed being part of the Carpenters’ Helpers.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, William and Cecelia (Bacon) Spieth; siblings Janice Voirol, Vera (Edward) Bradtmiller, Adam (Grace) Spieth, Cletus (Angie) Spieth, and Jack (Joyce) Spieth; and great-grand-daughter Cosmia Justice.
Dan is lovingly survived by his: wife of 71 years, Eileen; children: Cheryl (Pat Opper) Spieth of Grabill, Cynthia (Rich) Elzey of Fort Wayne, Linda (Dan) Johnson of Evergreen, Colorado, Daniel (Sherri) Spieth Jr. of Fort Wayne, Judith (Jim Uebelhoer) Justice of Grabill, Janine Spieth of Fort Wayne, and Heidi (Kurt) Mansfield of Angola, Indiana; and sister-in-law Mrs. Jack (Barb) Spieth of Kendalville; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest), 9909 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46816. Visitation will also be held Monday, August 26th from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the church.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Soest).
Burial with military honors will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran (Soest) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the stained glass window restoration project or donor's choice.
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