Keith K. Spangler

October 20, 1947November 5, 2013
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SPANGLER, Keith Knowles – of Flint, age 66, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 5073 Daly Blvd., Flint, MI with Pastor Gary Beck officiating. Burial at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI. and at church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may direct memorial contributions to St. Mark Lutheran Church. Keith was born October 20, 1947 in Goodrich, Michigan to Geraldine (Stoddard) and Jack Spangler. He married Janet Marie Newman (Burk) on September 12, 1981 in Flint, MI and has been devoted to her for the past 32 years. Keith is a 1965 graduate of Hamady High School. He furthered his studies at Michigan State University “Go Spartans” where he received a B.S. in Microbiology in 1977. Keith worked for GM for 39 years. He started his career on the assembly line and rose to the position of tool maker where he enjoyed working for over 20 years. Keith was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, golfing and almost anything else that involved being outdoors. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his sons, family and friends at “Deer Camp”, a Spangler family tradition. Keith was a Vietnam veteran and saw 9 months of combat service with “D” Troop 17th Cavalry. He obtained the rank of Sergeant and served as a gunner and later commander of an M113 armored personnel carrier. Prior to his overseas service Keith served as a drill instructor at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service & Campaign medals and the Combat Infantryman Badge for his service. In addition to his wife, Keith is survived by: six sons, Anthony (DeAnna) Spangler, Christopher (Jennifer) Newman, Richard (Nicole) Spangler, Chad Newman, Andrew (Angela) Spangler, Brandon (Jessica) Spangler; 1 daughter, Theresa (David) Gersenson; 14 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brothers, Bruce (Peggy) Spangler, and Chris Spangler. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Darcy Spangler. The family wishes to express a very special thank you to the Hospice of Michigan, especially Carrie and Becky. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Monday, November 11, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2013
  • Visitation at church Monday, November 11, 2013

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February 9, 2014

I am so sorry, Jessica just called and told me. This is the first I heard of Keith's passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family

Gloria Fejedelem Long

November 11, 2013

To Keith's family...I am so sorry for your loss. I know Keith is in a better place and watches you from above. I know he has left so many good memories that you will hold in your heart forever. Keith was one of the good guys and it was my privilege to have known him during our years as classmates at Hamady High. RIP my friend.

Bill and Abelia Crump

November 10, 2013

We will always remember that infectious smile of Keith's and his enthusiasm for life. He was our high school classmate and more importantly a true friend. Rest in peace Keith, we will truly miss you. We continue to keep the family in our prayers. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


Fred & Cookie Murray

November 10, 2013

Jan you and Keith were great neighbors and we were so sad to hear about Keith. Jan I know your family will be able to help you get through this very sad time.

Jerry Helms

November 9, 2013

I went to school with Keith, and I'm deeply saddened for your loss, however November 11 is the appropriate day for his funeral. Veterans day! Rest in Gods hands my friend. ..Semperfi. .

Kate Zawodni

November 8, 2013

I knew Keith through his son Brandon. My son Shawn Zawodni and Brandon have been the closest of friends since being suite mates at Ferris. Shawn has accompanied the Spanglers on their hunting excursions and it was a fantastic experience for him. Brandon is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is a true renaissance man. His loyalty is unquestionable. His intellect, curiosity and graciousness are impressive. It is my suspicion that all this could be said of Keith. That Brandon learned from example how to be a consummate Gentleman from his dear Dad. May you rest in peace Keith knowing that your legacy is making the world a better place for us all. My heart felt condolences and kindest wishes to the Spangler family. You are in my prayers. Kate Thomas Zawodni (Shawn Zawodni's Mum)

Kristin Jenkins

November 8, 2013

Tony - your Fort Worth family is with you today. So sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace for you and yours.

Joyce Webb

November 8, 2013

Keith we miss you dearly we Love You Rest in Peace

Jeannie Stoddard Harris

November 7, 2013

My dear cousin Keith. We shared a lot of wonderful memories growing up, and for this I will always be thankful. RIP Keith - you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Jeannie Stoddard Harris

Richelle Wright-ranshaw

November 7, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, my dad passed away in July so I know how hard this time is, always remember the memories it really does help, may God bless this family during their time of sorrow