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Howard R. "Dick" Spain

June 16, 1935 - August 26, 2021

Howard R. “Dick” Spain, 86, of Springfield, died at 8:30 pm, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at his home.  He was born June 16, 1935, in Blue Mound, IL, to Howard F. and Mary (Dean) Spain.  He married Emma Joan Funk on January 26, 1957 and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David Spain of Florida and Stephen Spain of Indiana; one grandson, Clayton Spain; one great-grandson, Michael Emmerson; one brother, Louis Spain; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother, Harvey Spain; two sisters, Shirley Utterbach and Mary Kidd; and one granddaughter, Jackie Hammond.

Howard worked at Weaver Manufacturing as a foreman and retired from Local 18 as a cement mason.  He also worked at Security Bank.  Dick was a lifelong member of the Aqua Sports Club and Eagles Club.  He loved bowling and playing golf.

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