Lamoine Louis Spehle, 92, of Eau Claire, passed away on March 31, 2023.
Lamoine was born to Louis and Edith (Winter) Spehle on March 26, 1931 in the town of Brunswick. He grew up on his parents farm. After graduating high school, Lamoine held various jobs before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, in 1952. During his time in service, he repaired aircraft at Cherry Point, North Carolina. It was while serving in the Marine Corps, that he met and married the love of his life, Ann Crawford. They spent sixty-six years in marriage until her passing in 2018. Their daughter Larraine, was born in 1957.
After his time in the service, Lamoine drove trucks for American Materials (Eau Claire Sand and Gravel) until 1993, when he retired. Lamoine and Ann lived in several states after his retirement. They returned to Wisconsin and Lamoine became a courier for local financial institutions, where he worked until he was 80 years old. Following his wife’s death in 2018, he moved into St. John’s Apartments, where he found himself amongst old friends and made many more.
Lamoine is survived by his daughter, Larraine (Dan) Pierce; granddaughter, Emily (Alex) Felland Olvera; great-grandsons, Emmet, and Ethan; great-granddaughter, Alex; and brothers, Charles (Alice) Spehle and J. William (Darlene) Spehle; sister, Edith (Leon) Schretenthaler; and many other relatives and friends throughout the community.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann; his parents; his sisters, Beverly (who passed away during early childhood) and Marion; and his brother, John.
The family would like to thank Sacred Heart Hospital CICU, Dove Healthcare – West, and St. Croix healthcare for the care and compassion given to Lamoine during his last weeks of life. Thanks also goes to the residents and staff of St. John’s Apartments for their caring and support.
A memorial service will be Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 12:00 pm, at Smith Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A luncheon will be served after the service at the funeral home, and inurnment ceremony will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.