Ralph H. Spoede(1933 - 2013)

Ralph Henry Spoede, 79, Warrenton, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, with his wife and children by his side.

Ralph was born June 15, 1933, to Henry Spoede and wife Ruth, nee Nelson, in Warren County. He was the oldest of four children.

Married on June 9, 1956, Ralph enjoyed 57 years of marriage with his wife, Marjorie, nee Schmidt. They had four children, Mike Spoede and wife Sharon, Eric Spoede and wife Marilyn, Kathy Wolfe and husband Tim and Karen Casserly and husband Paul. They also have the love of 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ralph joined the Navy following high school, after which he worked at McDonnell Douglas, retiring with 40 years of service. He loved airplanes, hunting, spending time at the cabin and taking rides around the countryside. Ralph was a member of the Warrenton Masonic Lodge 609, Grace Chapter 323 Order of Eastern Star, Warrenton VFW lodge and member of Schuetzenground. He was also a lifelong member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Warrenton.

Ralph is survived by his wife and family, including his youngest sister, Marlene Bayer. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Hoffman; and brother, John Spoede.

Visitation for Ralph H. Spoede will be held Thursday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main, Warrenton, MO 63383.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 14, at Friedens United Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Warrenton City Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Friedens United Church of Christ, in care of Martin Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made to www.martinfuneral.net.

The family of Ralph H. Spoede has entrusted Martin Funeral Home with his care.

Funeral Home

Lichtenberg-Martin Funeral Home - Marthasville
16137 S. Hwy. 47  Marthasville, MO 63357
(636) 433-2827

Published in The Missourian on June 13, 2013