Robert Richard Spatt
April 28, 1927 – March 15, 2011
Richard Spatt, 83, of Plymouth, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday,
March 15, 2011.
He was born April 28, 1927, in Sheboygan, the son
of the late John George Spatt and Wilhelmina Albertina (Siedler) Spatt.
He attended Jefferson Grade School in Sheboygan
and Central High School, and graduated from North High School in 1945. He
then attended and graduated from Mission House College, now known as
Robert served in the United States Army from 1945
to 1948 during World War II.
On June 22, 1957, he married Edith Phillips in
Waukesha. The couple has resided in Plymouth since 1998.
Robert was a news writer and did publications for
Lakeland College, Milton College, Wabash College, and worked nine years at
the Kohler Company, and as a sports writer for the Waukesha Freeman. In
his retirement, he wrote publications for Lakeland College and the
Sheboygan County Museum and authored two books for the Sheboygan County
He was a member of the Salem Plank Road United
Church of Christ in Sheboygan Falls, belonged to the Sheboygan County
Research Center and was a member of the Sheboygan County Museum.
He enjoyed writing and watching the Green Bay
Packers, antiquing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edith of
Plymouth; three children, Sarah Weissinger of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
Stefanie (Scott) Brooks of Florence, Texas, and Thomas (Aimee) Spatt of
Plymouth; three grandchildren, Robert Walden of Ohio, Ethan Spatt of
Plymouth and Elissa Spatt of Plymouth; one brother, Raymond (Linda) Spatt
of Cedarburg; and one sister-in-law, Rita (Wayne) Scriba of Waukesha.
Robert is also survived by nieces, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11
a.m. funeral service Saturday, March 19, at the Suchon Funeral Home in
Plymouth. The Rev. Cheryl Lepak, pastor of Salem Plank Road United Church
of Christ in Sheboygan Falls, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being
established in Robert’s name.
Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of
Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit