James T. “Ted” Spies, 81 of Spencer, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. He was retired from Invacare. Ted had enjoyed playing softball well into his 50’s as well as restoring old tractors, lawn mowers, and cars. He thoroughly enjoyed sitting on his porch and visiting with friends and spending time with his buddies at various Spencer restaurants. Ted’s greatest love was for his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren whom he loved deeply.
Ted is survived by his children, James Spies (Lisa), Tammy Spies (Mike), and Kasie Vonderau (Kevin); grandchildren, Joey, Leah, Max, Wendy, Greg, Alex, Teddi, and Kyle; great granddaughter, Aubrie; and siblings, Bud Spies and Pat Rodgers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Minnie Spies; and siblings, Bob, Peg, Curly, Geraldine, Dan, Rosie, Dot, and Jack.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Ted’s Life on Sunday, April 7 from 3-5pm at the Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 East Main St., Spencer.