Henry C. Spaeth, 86
March 9, 1931 — Oct. 29, 2017
Henry “Hank” C. Spaeth, of Cedarburg, found peace Oct. 29, 2017, at the age of 86. Henry was born March 9, 1931, to Isadore and Lorraine (nee Hentz) Spaeth in the town of Polk. The farmstead on which he was born and raised is now the site of the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Henry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal during the Korean War. Upon his return from service, He worked in construction until beginning his career as an electrician with Meer Electric, where he worked until his retirement in the early ’90s. Henry enjoyed playing the accordion and was a member of a band called the Key-Noters. He even taught others to play the accordion at the West Bend Music Co. Henry loved polka music, helping his wife maintain her garden, woodworking and an occasional piece of chocolate. He was also a faithful follower of the Milwaukee Braves, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. But most importantly, Henry was devoted to his family and his faith. His humbleness, kindness and willingness to help others have been lessons that will be carried on for generations to come.
Henry was the loving husband of LaVerne (nee Adelmeyer); beloved father of James (Suzanne) Spaeth, Thomas (Holly) Spaeth and the late Dennis Spaeth; proud grandfather of Sheila (Victor) Perez, Jessica Spaeth, Brian Spaeth, Eric Spaeth and five great-grandchildren; and dear brother of Sister Gabriel Mary Spaeth, Mary Ann (Lloyd) Verhaalen, Alice Adelmeyer, Jerome (Diane) Spaeth, Tony (Mary Jane) Spaeth, Bernie (Trish) Spaeth, Sister Laura Jean Spaeth, Ron (Helen) Spaeth, Rich (Judy) Spaeth, Lucy (Dave) Bingen, sister-in-law Ruth Spaeth, and many nieces and nephews. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dennis; brother, Charles; and in-laws, Myrtle Taylor, Myra Steger and Merlin Adelmeyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church South, N44W6055 Hamilton Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012. The Rev. Tom Eichenberger will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Henry will be laid to rest at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery at 2 p.m. with full military honors.
Though our hearts are broken, we take peace in knowing that the Lord has wrapped Henry in His loving arms and brought him home.
The family wishes to thank Lasata Care Center, especially his nurse Sue, for their care and support during Henry’s illness.