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Terry Eugene Spohr

Born: Tue., Dec. 22, 1953
Died: Fri., Mar. 2, 2012


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 07, 2012
Location: Hite Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 08, 2012
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church

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TERRY EUGENE SPOHR, age 58, of Sylvan Lake near Kendallville, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 2, 2012 while working in Cleveland, Ohio. Terry was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 22, 1953 to Stanley and Grace Alberta Spohr.   He graduated from East Noble High School in 1972 and received engineering degrees from both Purdue University and Indiana Wesleyan University.  Terry was a quality engineer with Philips Medical Systems, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio.  He also worked for International Harvestor in Fort Wayne and Springfield, Magnavox in Fort Wayne, Group Dekko of Kendallville, and MedTec of Goshen.

Terry was an active member of the Rome City United Methodist Church, the Noble County Tractor Club, and a volunteer at Gene Stratton Porter Home in Rome City.  Terry enjoyed spending time with family, antiquing, being outside, gardening and flowers.  He cherished spending time with his new granddaughter.  He was a ten year 4-H member and supported the Noble County 4-H.  Terry was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many and will be greatly missed. 


Survivors include:

His wife, Pamela Spohr of Kendallville.
Son, Joseph Spohr of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Daughter, Lindsey Spohr of Avilla.
Daughter, Holly and Jeremy Huckstep of Greenwood, Indiana.
Granddaughter, Gracyanne Huckstep.
Mother and father, Grace and Stanley Spohr of Avilla.
Sister, Lori and Rich Butler of Fleming Island, Florida.
Sister, Julie and Chuck Wolfe of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Spohr and his mother and father-in-law, Russell and Theda Vosberg.


Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 3:00-8:00pm at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street in Kendallville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:30am at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla.  

There will be an hour of visitation before the funeral service begins.

Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. Barbara Cross.

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Kendallville.

Preferred memorials may be made to Rome City United Methodist Church.

Casketbearers will be Joe Spohr, Jeremy Huckstep, Shane Hart, Jonathan Spohr, Tom Fortman, and Chuck Rhodes.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.


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Melba and Russell
   Posted Sun March 04, 2012
Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Terry was a wonderful person! He will be greatly missed!

Chad and Melissa Delbridge
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
We are praying for you guys. Terry was a great guy, with a big heart!

Peggy Figgins Kreger
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
To the entire Spohr family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Nancy Walter
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Terry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Robin Haines
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
So sorry Pam and family. My heart sank when I saw the news about Terry. I always enjoyed talking to him and he was you could say and mean it,"a really nice guy."

Denise Fischer
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Hugh and Denise Fischer

Kathy & Phil Troyer
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Pam, Lindsey, Joe, Holly and family,
We are saddened to hear the news about Terry. He was such a gentle and kind man.

One of our favorite memories of him was at a Laotto Wesleyan Church young adult class Christmas party at our house in Laotto. The men vs. women in a game of charades with topic of Christmas carols. The men cleverly schemed a plan to 'win'. When it was Terry's turn, he barely did anything and the guys 'correctly guessed' The First Noel. The women were stunned and the guys were rolling on the floor laughing.

We trust the memories you have of your husband, father, grandfather, son, father-in-law will carry you during tough times. We pray you sense God's sweet and comforting presence during these difficult days.

Much love to all of you.

Adrian Cole
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
To the Spohr Family,

Terry was a constant joy to be around while he worked here at Philips. We enjoyed his cheerfulness and professional competence and he will be greatly missed by all of us.

With great condolences,

The Philips Supplier Quality Team

Mike & Vicky Fiandt
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
Vicky and I send our heartfelt sorrow to you and the family in this time of need. May God enfold you all in his healing arms.

Dave & Barb Thomas
   Posted Mon March 05, 2012
We think of you all at times and share your sorrow. We thought a lot of Terry and hopefully will make the visitation to see everyone in person. God bless

John and Mary Graft
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
We just heard about Terry's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. What a tragedy for the family. Love from John and Mary.

Rebecca, Ben, Emily, Sam, Ammon, and Jonah Long
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about Terry. He was such a sweet and loving person. Our prayers are with his family.

Steve and Mary Scott
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Pam, Joe, Lindsey, Holly and family -- Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this unexpected time of grieving. We often read the Ft. Wayne papers, and learned of Terry's passing Sunday.

I remember Terry's smile and quiet spirit and his deep love and care for his family. Those treasured times will be with you always - in your hearts. May our great God bring you comfort.

Carolyn Veit
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Pam , I am so sorry that I did not keep close, the friendship we all had in our younger years. I am so sorry for your loss and can only pray that you feel God''''s strength and love surrounding you. I have fond and happy memories of Terry in high school; he was always a good person and that " real nice guy". I remember at your wedding, being so happy that you were marrying a wonderful man !

Dean and Esther Nicholas
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Pam: We are so sorry to hear of your husband''s passing. We keep in contact with Jim and, to a lesser extent, Mary. Hopefully, you can move forward, as tough as it will be. You are very lucky to have the Vosberg family and your children in this time of sorrow for support. Although I haven''t seen you since the early 60''s I have fond memories of you. God bless you and let''s stay in touch via Facebook and email.


Nancy Diggins
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Lindsey I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. Sorry I couldn''t come to the viewing but I am out of town. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Bauer
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Pam, Lindsey,Joe, Holley,

My prayers goe out to you in the loss of Terry. He was a friend and great man who we all loved and will miss. I know Eric enjoyed spending the summers at Grandpa and Grandmas and spending time with Terry.

Thinking of all of you,


Jim Bauer
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Pam, Lindsey, Joe, Holley,

My prayers go out to all of you. Terry was a friend and will be missed by all. I remember the summers the kids spent at Grandpas and Grandmas and how they will remember the found memorys of Terry and all of you.

Love you all,


Audrey Hampshire
   Posted Tue March 06, 2012
Holly & Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember the great times we had at the lake while we were in high school. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Luanne McCarty Kammerer
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012

Mark Yoquelet
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
My deepest condolences on Terrys passing. I knew him from being raised in Avilla and he was in my sisters class. Terry was always a very kind and gentle person. He will truely be missed.

Nick and Miyuki Lash
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Stan, Grace, Pam, Joe, Lindsey, Holly and family,

I'm so sad to hear the terrible news. I remember doing many things with all of you and I have many fond memories of Terry.
He was a great person and will be missed by all that knew him. You will all be in my thoughts, and I wish that I could be there.

Lainey and Mark Richardson
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Dear Pam, Lindsey, Holly, and Joe,

Please know that we are thinking of you and wishing you peace at this difficult time. May all your warm memories of Terry ease the sorrow that you feel.

With deepest sympathy,
Lainey and Mark Richardson

Janeie Meyer
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Pam, Grace, Stanley, Joe, Lindsey and Holly:

I was shocked when I heard of Terry's passing. Much to young to leave behind those he cared for and to miss the happy times with family.

My heart is heavy for all of you. Take comfort in knowing that he is standing at the Gate of Heaven waiting for each of you with open arms.

Dave and Sandi Rodriguez
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
To the Spohr Family,

My Husband and I got to know Terry last Fall when we started a bible study with him near Cleveland. We were very sad to hear the news yesterday. Terry was a great guy and talked about his family a lot. We communicated back and forth over email when he was trying to find out about the area his son was looking at in Grandville for a home (my sister lives in Jenison).

We had a bible study last night and prayed for your family.

Dave and Sandi Rodriguez

Mindy and Keith Hoffar
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Pam, Lindsey, Joe, and Holly,
Out thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you.

Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
To the Spohr Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Terry's death and will miss him. Our condolences to his family.

The Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society
Rome City, IN

ron and carole graft
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
We love you and are so sorry, Terry, just like Tommy, were very special and they served Gods purpose here. Thanks Gracie and Stan

Jamie Ness
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of need. May God heal you and guide you during this path of sadness.

Joe Caione
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
To the Spohr Family,

Terry was a great person to work with, my office was next to Terry and we worked on some projects together. He was a real professional and always took the time to say hello or make some small talk to make the day pass and put a smile on your face. We all enjoyed him here at Philips and working and being around him. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Joe Caione and The Philips Team

Troy Bauer
   Posted Thu March 08, 2012
To Pam, Joe, Lindsey, Holly and the Spohr Family.

Terry was a great uncle, and will be missed greatly. Had the best summers out in Indiana with the fondest memories. My prayers go out to the family through this time of morning of such a great man.

Ken Kerscher
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
To the Spohr Family,

I just received word about your loss. It was my pleasure to work with Terry at Philips. We shared stories about the drive on the turnpike to get to work. Terry was a great individual. My prayers are with all of you.

Ken Kerscher
Toledo, OH

Gary and Dana Timmerman
   Posted Fri March 09, 2012
We are truly saddened by the news of Terry's death. Many happy memories working the timing console with Terry and Pam during those swimming years. I will always remember how Terry generously taught me how to use the new computer equipment. I laminated the "cheat sheet" Terry penned and I am sure it is still being used.
Our thoughts are prayers are with you all.
Gary and Dana Timmerman

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