Spears, Gregory A.
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Gregory A. Spears, 82, Neenah, was born into eternal life Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was born May 24, 1931, in Bruce, Wisconsin, son of Raymond and Helen (Haasl) Spears. On June 22, 1957, Greg was united in marriage to Joan Ritger at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Ladysmith. He proudly served our country in the US Army Reserves as a medic. Greg attended UW-Stout and was named the "Most Improved Player" on the football team his freshman year. He then graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Pharmacy School. He worked in retail settings and then retired from Theda Clark Medical Center after 25 years of employment. Greg was an active and life member of the Neenah Knights of Columbus Council #5514, the Neenah Menasha Elks Lodge #676 and of the EAA. For over the past 10 years, Greg and his family have been volunteering at Fr. Carr's Place 2 Be. Greg was an avid Badger and Packer fan.
Greg is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan; three daughters: Cathy, Elizabeth and Carol Spears; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gregory "Butch"; his brothers and sisters and Joan's parents and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger Street, Neenah, with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. A memorial has been established in Greg's name.
The Spears family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Patrick O'Brien, Dr. Misty Johnson and to the nurses from 2 South at St. Elizabeth Hospital for all of their wonderful care and compassion.
Kessler Funeral Home - Neenah
304 S. Commercial Street
Neenah, WI 54956
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 5 to May 7, 2014