JAMES R. "JIM" SPIECE
1946 - 2021
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JAMES "JIM" R. SPIECE, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Wabash, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, unexpectedly while wintering in Green Valley, Ariz. Born Sept. 8, 1946, in Wabash, Ind., he was a son of Richard I. and BetteJune Spiece. He attended Culver Military Academy and graduated from Wabash High School in 1964. Jim attended Indiana University and graduated with a B.S. in 1969 after serving two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He married Glenda (Oswalt) in Fort Wayne on Aug. 19, 1978. Jim was a graphic designer and type designer who enjoyed resurrecting old typefaces. As he said finding a complete set of characters can often be a challenging task. It took him down into the musty basements of public libraries and out into the world of flea markets and hole-in-the-wall bookstores. After careful scanning and hand-outlining, he had occasionally to dig deeper for a missing punctuation mark or double-f ligature. Jim chuckled, "These are all minor inconveniences when you consider you've brought these faces back from obscurity and found them new homes. Besides, it's fun. In one sense, my own designs are a lot easier because they never had a previous life!" Arrangements by Grandstaff - Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorial is Community Foundation of Wabash County. The memorial guestbook for Jim may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 4, 2021.
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March 6, 2021
Glenda, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Hoping you find peace in your memories.
Georjean Bush
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March 5, 2021
Please accept my heart felt condolences
Julie Ulatowski
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