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Thomas W. Spielman

May 31, 2010 May 31, 2010
Thomas W. Spielman
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Obituary for Thomas W. Spielman
North Fort Meyers, Fla. - Thomas W. Spielman, 80, of North Fort Meyers, Fla. formerly of Seward, Ill., passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, at home, with his loving wife by his side. Born on May 24, 1930, on the family farm in Seward, the son of Howard and Leona (Fonkin) Spielman. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1948. Tom married Dorothy Gilliland in Winnebago on July 3, 1948, soon to be 62 years. He farmed his entire working life in the Seward area and was a lifetime member of Seward Congregational Church where he served as usher, trustee, and helped wherever he was needed. Tom was a 4-H leader, served on the Winnebago school board, and was a trustee for Seward Township for 22 years.
Tom is lovingly survived by his wife Dorothy, their children Deborah Butts, Terry (Jeanie), Brenda (Dan) Prezell, and Elaine (Lon) Sawdey, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and siblings Yvonne and Lynn. He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law Robert, and sister-in-law Jean.

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Celebration of Tom's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010, in Seward Congregational Church, with the Rev. Ronald C. Farb officiating.
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