The Daily Item
MIFFLINBURG — Eugene Elwood Spangler, 88, of 233 Buffalo Creek Road, entered into rest at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born Feb. 17, 1925, in New Berlin, a son of the late Palmer E. and Matilda H. (Kline) Spangler. On March 1, 1950, in Kane, he married the former Martha Mae Turner, who preceded him in death on April 21, 1983. On March 22, 1992, he married the former June Walker Wagner, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2013.
Eugene was a 1944 graduate of Lewisburg High School.
He was a self-employed dairy and crop farmer most of his life. He and his wife, Martha, owned and operated Gene-Mar Farms, Mifflinburg. Earlier in life, he was employed at Allenwood Ordnance, where he handled ammunitions during the World War II war effort.
He was a faithful member of Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Millmont, where he served on the original church council that brought the four congregations together. Eugene served several terms on the church council, served as an usher and as Sunday school superintendent. Eugene served on the Western Area Joint school board. He was active in the Mifflinburg Young Farmers, Dairy Lea and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Eugene was a member of the West End Lions Club, Millmont, Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Mifflinburg, and Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 370, Mifflinburg.
He enjoyed watching Penn State football and hunting.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Glenn L. and Patricia S. Spangler, Lee E. and Kathy L. Spangler and Barry E. Spangler, all of Mifflinburg; six granddaughters, Lindsay Spangler, of Champaign, Ill., Alicia Spangler, of Indiana, Pa., Valerie Fry and husband Kevin, of Winfield, Sheila Clark and husband Caleb, of Lewisburg, Penny Neidig and husband Clint, of Mifflinburg, and Ginger Moyer and husband Orin, of Oley; eight great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Mason Neidig, Ethan and Whitney Clark, Reeves and Leif Moyer and Brycen and Troy Fry; one stepson, David L. Wagner, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two stepgrandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Wagner; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Daisy, Michael and Gabriella Wagner.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet M. Spangler, in 1966; two brothers, Donald and George Spangler; and two sisters, Margaret Moyer and Evelyn Shiffer.
Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral at 11 in Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, with the Rev. John D. Yost officiating.
Family and friends are invited to a light meal and time of fellowship in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Burial will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Christ’s United Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, PA 17845.
Arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.