Coleman Leo Spindler

Coleman Leo Spindler

Coleman Leo Spindler, 94, of Metropolis, and formerly of Karnak, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Southgate Senior Care Center in Metropolis.  

Mr. Spindler was born on Feb. 17, 1926, in Grand Chain.

He spent much of his life in Karnak, where he was a member of the Karnak United Methodist Church for 37 years before moving to Metropolis.

He was a member of the Metropolis First United Methodist Church, where he was assistant teacher of the Volunteer Sunday School Class for several years.  

Mr. Spindler was a veteran of World War II. He served with the U.S. Army’s 89th Infantry Division in combat in Germany. After the war, he served in the Army of Occupation in Bavaria and Austria.  

He was retired from EEI (Joppa) where he worked for 33 years. 

Mr. Spindler is survived by his wife of 73 years, Hazel (Schnaare) Spindler of Metropolis; a sister, Alice Mae Mathis of Karnak; a brother, David H. Spindler and wife, Suzanne, of Chester; four nieces and their families, Darla Nekorchuk, Denise Borovich, Beth Volle and Sarah Dillman.  

He is also survived by three of his wife’s nieces who are very dear to him, Karen McCollister, who was like a daughter, Sherry Lewis and Collette Badgley, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank L. Spindler and Lula Mae Eddleman Spindler of Karnak.

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Coleman Leo Spindler will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. The Rev. Kevin Badgley will officiate. 

Interment will follow in the Cypress Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Illinois National Guard burial detail team and area veterans. 

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Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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