Delbert E. Spickler, 81, lifelong Oregon/Mt. Morris area resident, died Tuesday January 13, 2015 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born August 15, 1933 in Mt. Morris, the son of Preston E. and Mildred (Thurm) Spickler. He was US Army veteran serving 1953-1955. Married to Emmalyn Jones February 16, 1957 in Mt. Morris. Delbert worked as a mechanic at Whitney Buick in Oregon over 20 years, at Wood Brothers in Oregon over 10 years and at NAPA in Oregon the past 12 years. He loved cars and working on them. Survived by his wife Emmalyn of Oregon; sons Brad Spickler and Mike (Carol) Spickler, both of Oregon; daughter, Charlene (Todd) Ruthe of Oregon; grandchildren: Craig (Jennifer) Spickler, Erin (Shawn) Gabbert and Kyle Ruthe; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Orville (Barb) Spickler of Texas and Everett (Charlotte) Spickler of Mt. Morris; and sisters, Shirley Fulton and Lorraine (Paul) Soltow of Shannon. Predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Saturday January 24 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home preceded by a visitation beginning at 10:00am. Pastor Tim Spickler of New Life Bible Church in Winnebago will officiate. Burial in Grand Detour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Sat. Jan. 24th 10-11 AM at FHG--Oregon
Sat. Jan. 24th 11 AM at FHG--Oregon
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