- 82 years old
- Date of birth: May 11, 1925
- Date of passing: Mar 6, 2008
|Let the memory of Paul & Rita be with us forever|
Paul J. Spenner
Paul J. Spenner, 82, of rural West Point, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at his farm home.
Paul was bron May 11, 1925, on his family farm west of West Point to Ignatues and Anna Risse Spenner. He attended Guardian Angels Catholic School, was veteran of the U.S. Army and farmed all his life. On August 25, 1953, he married Rita Maresh at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dodge, Ne. The couple farmed west of West Point, retiring in 2008.
Paul was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, former Parish Council member, usher, cantor, funeral choir member for 30 years and Eucharistic Minister for many years. Paul was a nature lover, enjoyed wildlife, traveling, and reading. He was an organic farmer, an employee and active member in the National Farmers Organization for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and 2 half-sisters.
Rita passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, NE. Rita was born May 18, 1928, on the family farm rural Dodge, NE to Emil and Anna (Vogltance) Maresh. She attended St. Wenceslaus School and graduated from Dodge High School in 1946. On August 25, 1953, she was united in marriage to Paul J. Spenner at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. The couple farmed west of West Point until retiring in 2008. Paul passed away on March 6, 2008. Rita remained on the farm until moving into West Point in December of 2012. Rita was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, its Ladies Guild, and sang in the funeral choir for a number of years. She enjoyed embroidery, vegetable gardening, baking, traveling and reading. Survivors include her children, Tom Spenner of Boise, ID, Kathleen and husband James Boehringer of Yukon, OK, Mike and wife Ginny Spenner of Missoula, MT, Diane and husband Stan Spomer of Elizabeth, CO, Mark and wife Linda Spenner of West Point, NE, John and wife Ginger Spenner of Bellevue, NE, Bob and wife Carol Spenner of West Point, NE, Elaine and husband Loren Ruskamp of Firth, NE, and Jackie and husband Roger Hansen of Boise, ID, Grandchildren- Adam Spenner, Autumn Spomer, Josh Spomer, Trevor Spenner, Shelby Spenner, April Thomas and son Cayden, Dustin Spenner, Maria and husband Korey Janata, Aaron Spenner, Nicholas Ruskamp, Austin Ruskamp, Mackenzie Ruskamp, Mariah Hansen, and Katie Hansen, brother-Richard and wife Alice Maresh of Dodge, NE, and sister- Mary Ann and husband Louis Bohaboj of Dodge, NE. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister-Audrey Ptacek, and granddaughter, Tara.
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