April 24, 1930- Aug. 9, 2018
Richard Spale, 88, formerly of Schuyler, passed away Aug. 9, 2018, at Columbus Care and Rehab Center in Columbus.
Memorials may be directed towards the Schuyler Public Library Foundation.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Schuyler. Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 13 from 5-7 p.m. with a parish rosary at 7 at Svoboda Funeral Home-North Chapel. A second viewing will be held Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Schuyler Cemetery with lunch following at St. Augustine’s Social Hall.
Richard Adolph Spale was born on April 24, 1930, in Schuyler to Adolph and Marie (Parolek) Spale. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1948 and married Dorothy Buresh at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Schuyler on May 26, 1955.
Richard was a man of few words, and a big heart. He loved all types of animals, especially his dogs, and his love of farming and tractors could be seen in his smile when he talked about them. Farming was his life, but in his “free-time” he could found napping or listening to his favorite polka music.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy of Columbus; one son Randal (Martha) Spale of Lenexa, Kansas; four daughters Janine (Guy) Pelsor of Lincoln, Denise (Michael) Szatko of Lincoln, Valerie Spale of Lincoln, Michele (Steve) Buroker of Bennington; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.Richard is preceded in death by his parents, son James Spale in 2011, and sister Rita Sindelar.