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Elwin John Spindler

July 13, 1929 March 7, 2019
Elwin John Spindler
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Elwin John Spindler
Age 89 of Owosso passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 12noon at First Congregational Church with Pastor Deb Grazier officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple River Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Tuesday 6pm-8pm
John was born July 13, 1929 in Bad Axe, the son of August and Janette (Magwood) Spindler
He graduated from Bad Axe High School; Class of 1947 and then received his BA from Western Michigan University. John served in the United States Army as a 1st Lt during the Korean War, then went on to Michigan State University where he earned his Master's Degree in Education in 1960.
John was a member of the First Congregational Church.  He was also a member of Kiwanis, the Shiawassee Trail Riders, the Michigan Trail Riders, US Trotting Association, Michigan Harness Horse Association (trainer and breeder of Champion Harness Race Horses), County Parks and Recreation Board, involved in Boy Scouts and was a Deacon at First Congregational Church. He was proud to be a Shiawassee County Sheriff  Deputy for  the Shiawassee County Animal Control.
He married Joan  (Shoemaker) Spindler on February 26, 1955 in Bad Axe, Michigan.
John was a teacher at Owosso High School and the Principal at Bryant School and a Coach at Owosso Junior High School and High School for various sports.
John is survived and will be missed by his wife Joan of 64 years; his children John C. Spindler and Janet (Elissa Pryor) Spindler; grandchildren Cameron, Samuel and Natalie Goulooze; and many other loving family and friends.
He was predeceased by his daughters Jeri and Jennifer and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Shiawassee Foundation for the Spindler Fund, Shiawassee County Humane Society, First Congregational Church, New Vocations Standard Breed Retirement Fund or Phoenix society for burned victims.

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6:00 PM 3/12/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/12/2019 8:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
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12:00 PM 3/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
First Congregational Church

327 N Washington St
Owosso, MI 48867

First Congregational Church
327 N Washington St Owosso 48867 MI
United States

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