CLARENCE R. SPITZACK
Clarence R. Spitzack, age 85, of Faribault and formerly of Morristown, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be at Concordia Cemetery, North Morristown with military rites provided by the American Legion Post 149, Morristown.
Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Clarence R., the son of Emil and Meta (Saemrow) Spitzack, was born on September 6, 1924 in Morristown Township. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, which he did not hesitate sharing with those around him. He was a Bible class teacher for high school youth at his church. After helping on the family farm at Morristown, he served in WWII with the United States Army Radio Corps in Germany, sending and receiving messages with Morse Code. Clarence married Helen M. Naumann on May 2, 1952 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown. He worked on the family farm and in 1954 he became the accountant and office manager at the Morristown Creamery, then at Four County Ag, Faribault for 38 years.
Clarence played trumpet with the "Shades of Blue" band of Waterville, the Morristown City Band, for church services, and he organized a small band of family and friends. Dixieland jazz was a favorite of his. He was once a member of the Faribault Barbershop Chorus, community choirs, and sang in the church choir for 70 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; four children, James T. (and Nancy) Spitzack of Milwaukee, Jonathan P. Spitzack of Brooklyn Center, Rebecca H. Spitzack of Faribault and Mark J. Spitzack of Minneapolis; three granddaughters, Sarah (and Scott) Gustafson of Waukesha, WI, Laura (and Nicholas) Jusarda of Englewood, CO and Amy Spitzack (and fiance, Sam Henke) of Milwaukee, WI; one great grandson, Caden Gustafson; two sisters, Viola (and Kenneth) O’Brien of Plantation, FL and Delna Spitzack of Faribault; two nephews, Philip Ahrens and Benjamin (and Kim) Ahrens; and three great nieces, Eliza Ahrens, Claire and Grace Ahrens.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Luella Ahrens and Doris Powers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lutheran Hour Ministry, Cannon Valley Lutheran High School, Morristown or Faribault Area Hospice.
Very sorry to hear about your loss. It is clear that he loved his Lord and his Lord loved him as he does all his children. God bless Clarence and family. Joel Naumann
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your Mr.Clarence Spitzack. I am very sorry that he is no longer with you. No doubt this sad event will be very disturbing for the family and for the many other people who knew and cared for him. I am thinking of you and them in this time of loss and bereavement.
Dear Mark & Helen, We feel sorry for the loss. Our prayers and concern are always forever to u.
Dear Mark, Helen, Delna and your family, So sorry for your loss. However, had to just smile when I saw his picture with his Twins cap on. That's kinda how I remember him. You are in my thoughts and prayers and am sorry I'm not able to be there in person to give you all hugs. Love and blessings, Cindy
My deepest sympathy to you Jim. You are such a great family - part of the wheel is missing but his spirit and memory will keep it moving along. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you and your personal family are doing well!! Suzie
i working in st.lucas care center as a resident assistance ,i have a good time with clarence ,i saw him smiling everytime i feed him,teasing him sometimes to make him smile. a week b4 he not eat anymore,i saw him crying maybe he knows that he will leaving and he knows that i will be sad,i treated him as my real father and he knows about that.but i know he is in god's hand now happy and have a peaceful life.thank you clarence for teaching me to be much more nice person. i will misssed you!!!!!
Dear Helen and family, Heaven has received a wonderful Christian man! Your entire family brought friendship, inspiration and joy to the lives of our parents, Clara and Floyd Kratt and their family. We treasure those happy shared memories. Bringing closure to the life of a loved one is difficult. May you always find comfort, peace and hope in the love-filled promises of God.
Just from the little I know of Clarence from what Jim has told me I know he's in a wonderful place
46 years ago Clarence & Helen welcomed me a stranger into their christian home. Their freindship continued for the next 31 years during my days in the Faribault area. Clarence left a lasting impression on me thru his willingness to share his faith. May the glory of the Lord endure forever, may the Lord rejoice is His works. Psalm 104:31 Marshall Kreger
To our friend John, son of Clarence. We are so sorry for your loss You are in our thoughts and prayers, Mitch Berg, Ron Jablonski (Friends of John)
Helen & Family, I would like to thank you for all the wonderful memories I have with Clarence. Having the opportunity to take care of him was truely a blessing. I hope the Lord is with you at this time to help you with grieving but also to celebrate the wonderful life Clarence lived. I will miss him, I especially enjoyed talking to him about North Morristown & Morristown events. He would always smile when I would bring uo things like the 4th of July events and Dam Days. God bless you all! Tonya Miller
Although never having had the opportunity to meet Clarence, he sounds like the kind of fellow we would enjoy and a man to be admired. We will pray for your family's comfort knowing his comfort is now assured. God's Blessings on your family.