Spies, Philip 1892 - 1944
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/30/2011 at 16:38:37
Death Claims Philip Spies Life Long Resident Of Hinton Vicinity
Philip Spies, 52, a lifelong resident of Plymouth County, died Tuesday afternoon. May 16, at his home in Hinton after a long illness. He had been in poor health since Christmas. Mr. Spies was engaged as truck driver for the Plymouth Coop. Oil Company the past five years and prior to that had been clerking for Barney's Grocery in Hinton.
He was born in Plymouth township January 24, 1892, on a farm near Merrill and was a son of the late Reuben Spies, a widely known resident of the county. He grew up on the farm and attended the rural schools and lived in and around Hinton all his life with the exception of a year when he lived in Milwaukee nineteen years ago.
He was united in marriage with Anita Bruenger of Milwaukee, January 19, 1919, who survives him with five children, Mrs. Max Stevens of Kingsley, Geraldine, Jeanette. Jack, Dwane, at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. R. J. Spies of Merrill, three brothers and two sisters, William and Milton of Merrill, Fred of Hinton, Mrs. Oliver Koenig of Pomona, Cal., Mrs. Oscar Schindel of Le Mars and a granddaughter, Connie Lois Stevens, of Kingsley. His father died
in 1935 and a sister, Mrs. Charles Dennler, in 1936,
The funeral was held from the home Thursday afternoon with services in the Melbourne church. Rev. A. M. Schlesselman officiating, and burial made in the Melbourne Cemetery.
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, May 19, 1944
Le Mars, Iowa
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