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Lloyd R. Spannagel
(September 6, 1931 - January 20, 2012)

Lloyd Ray Spannagel, 80, of Strasburg, IL, was called by the Lord to his heavenly home at 11:35 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Visitation from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before service Thursday both in the church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Strasburg, IL. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or donor’s choice.

Lloyd entered this earthly life on September 6, 1931 in Ash Grove Twp., Shelby County, Illinois, the son of Edward Louis and Mildred Grace (Huffmaster) Spannagel. He received the new birth in holy baptism in the home of his parents on September 30, 1931. Lloyd was confirmed on March 25, 1945 by Pastor L. Stuebe at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg and given 1 Timothy 6:12 as his confirmation verse. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Strasburg High School with the Class of 1949. He married Wilma Lou Ragan on December 8, 1949 in St. Paul’s parsonage with Pastor Gilmore A. Lueck officiating. Their witnesses were Bernard and Zona Gail (Webner) Doty. Lloyd was previously employed at Youngscraft Cabinetry in Strasburg and spent many years doing agricultural spraying in the 2-4-D days. He retired from Blaw-Knox, Mattoon with 30 – plus years of service. Lloyd was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg and served his church as an usher, elder, financial secretary, and president for three years.

His family, friends and his church were all important to Lloyd. He took pride in watching his family participate in sports and other activities. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, flying and building airplanes, and sitting under the shade tree on the driveway visiting with passers-by.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma of Strasburg; son, Gregory John Spannagel and wife Michelle of Strasburg; daughters, Dianna Lynn Gibson and husband Donald of Strasburg, Patricia Ann Williams and husband John of Pana, and Barbara Lou Ohnesorge and husband Bradley of Strasburg; brother, Glen Spannagel and wife Betty of Strasburg; sisters, Ruth Kohnert and husband Robert of Effingham and Donna Schultz and husband Larry of Stewardson; grandchildren, Jason Spannagel and wife Amanda of Gypsum, CO, Ashley Holmes and husband Stephen of Nixa, MO, Danell Condron and husband Timothy of Mattoon, Abbey Williams and fiancé Nathan Giles of Mattoon, Joshua Spannagel and wife Beth of Stewardson, Chelsey Williams of Pana, and Dylan and Collin Ohnesorge both of Strasburg; and great grandchildren, Hunter Williams Blake of Pana, Reese, Rory and Gage Holmes of Nixa, MO, Emeree Watkins of Mattoon, Grady and Weston Spannagel of Stewardson, Bennett Condron of Mattoon and Mallory Spannagel of Gypsum, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred Spannagel; brother, Clarence Spannagel; sister, Grace Knop; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Knop.

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