Veteran Richard L. Spang was a farmer and union carpenter

Richard L. Spang

Richard L. Spang, 80, died peacefully at home, Thursday. He was born in Racine, January 22, 1939, son of the late Robert and Eva (Nee: Cheves) Spang.

Richard graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1957” and proudly served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. On August 27, 1966, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, he married Gail L. Despins. Richard was employed as a union carpenter for 41 years retiring in 2008. He truly enjoyed the construction business and the many friends he made. In his retirement, Richard was able to focus on his passion the family farm. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Gail; sons, Randall (Kerry) Spang, Curtis (Sharon) Spang; grandchildren, Hailee, Austin, Madelyn and Sydney; in-laws, Sandra (Ryan) Smith, Patricia (Bruce) Schmidt, Arthur Despins, Judy Spang; special friends, Sylvia and Tom Sabol; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Spang and Alan (Carol) Spang.

Relatives and friends may meet at the Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home