William "Bill" Spangler

January 30, 1942 ~ August 31, 2018 (age 76)

William Eddy “Bill” Spangler 76, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 2:27 A.M. Friday August 31, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on January 30, 1942 in Cass County, Indiana, the son of Ed and Elsie (Moss) Spangler. He served with  United States Air Force following graduation. On February 12, 1966 in Nead, Indiana, he married Dolly Ruth Steffey. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2004.

Bill had worked for Sealed Power for many years and retired from the Dana Corp. After retiring, he had worked at the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek in Rochester. He had attended the Fulton Baptist Temple, been a member of the Fulton County Fishing Club, Eagles Lodge and American Legion. An accomplished basketball and softball player, Bill spent many years playing in independent basketball and softball leagues. His athleticism in softball earned him a spot in the Indiana State Softball Hall of Fame. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, horses, arrowhead hunting, horseshoes, golfing, bowling, having rolled a 300 game and was an avid reader of western literature.

Survivors include his son, William Eddy “Billy” Spangler II and wife Sandi, Spanish Fort, Alabama, grandchildren, Mitchell Townsend, Rochester, Indiana, Kaleb Ryan Townsend, Kewanna, Indiana, William Eddy “Wes” Spangler III and wife Tavya, Valley Stream, New York, sisters, Linda Wade, Fulton, Indiana, Sonja Folger, Logansport, Indiana, son-in-law, Jay Townsend, Kewanna, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Rose Marie Townsend in 2016

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday September 8, 2018 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4-8 P.M. Friday and one hour prior to service Saturday at the Fulton Funeral Home. Burial, with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard, will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Park. Online condolences may be expressed at


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