Arnold Edward Spitzke
- January 24, 1927 - April 27, 2012
- Baroda, Michigan
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“Dorothy and Sandy,
My deepest condolences to you both.
1 of 8 | Posted by: Traci McGrath - Las Vegas, NV
“Our sincere sympathy in this time of sorrow. Ron and I have many fond memories of years gone by too, too fast. From Sunday School as kids,...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Ron & Mary Nitz - Baroda, MI
“I am so sorry for your loss
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lynette Ann McGrath- Cunningham - TN
“Dorothy, Im sorry to hear of Arnolds passing. I am the girl that stayed with you and your family many years ago, from Benton Harbor, my Moms name...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: barbara zarate - saint augustine, FL
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spitzke family. Arnold was a good father and husband. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dan and Sharon Deja - Key West, FL
“I am so sorry to hear he passed away. Grandpa you will be missed! Every potato I pick I will think of you. God picked you to become one of His angels...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Debra (Price) Lollar - Eau Claire, MI
“May our everlasting and glorious god wrap his ever loving arms around you and give you peace knowing. Arnold is at peace and resting now until...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wharton - MI
“We are grieving with the family at the loss of Uncle Arnold, yet we know he is with the Lord Jesus right now, who provides comfort.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis and Debra Kolberg - Gobles, MI
Arnold Edward Spitzke, 85 of Baroda, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at Country Manor in Bridgman.
Friends may call from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel at 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at St. John's Lutheran Church 9193 Cleveland Ave., Baroda, officiated by Pastor Brad Ross, burial to follow at Ruggles Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Baroda American legion. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Friends wishing to leave a condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Arnold was born in Baroda Michigan on January 24, 1927, to Rudolph & Agnes (Schultz) Spitzke. After graduating from high school he entered the United States Army during WWII and obtained the rank of Sergeant. On May the 24, 1947 he married Dorothy Kolberg at Trinity Lutheran church in Sawyer, Michigan.
He worked as a machine operator at Whirlpool for 40 years and farmed his whole life on the family farm on Spitzke Road. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, tinkering in his shop; but his true love was his family and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survived by his wife of 64 years Dorothy, son Donald Lee (Jeanne) Spitzke, daughter Sandra Kay Spitzke all of Baroda, son-in-law Jim Plumley of Martinez GA, 8 grandchildren, Angela, Matthew, Andrew, Joey, Jennifer, Crystal, Daniel, and Tim; 2 great grandchildren; Ethan and Sylvia
Preceded in death by a daughter Judy Plumley and a sister Ethel Stricklen.