Warren Spicer, 89Warren "Red" Spicer, age 89, of Old Cottage Grove, Minn., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Warren "Red" Spicer, age 89, of Old Cottage Grove, Minn., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Cottage Grove United Church of Christ with burial in the Cottage Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove.
Warren was born in St. Paul on Dec. 30, 1922, to George and Martha (Strutz) Spicer. At age 13, he moved to a farm in Woodbury. He entered active duty in February of 1943, serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. On June 26, 1949, Warren married Lucille Brown at the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ. Red and Lucy made their home in Old Cottage Grove, where they raised five children.
Red spent many years as a floor covering installer and was a long-time member of the Minnesota Floor Coverers Union Local 596. Red and Lucy and their children were active at their church. Red loved to work hard and help people. He was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan and an accomplished bowler, fisherman, hunter, and gardener.
Red is survived by children, Bruce (Donna), Richard (Karen), Diane (Glenn) Hoeft, Susan (Gary) Weiby, Sheri (Paul) Wohlers; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, and four brothers, George, Elton, Llewellyn, and Clinton.
Memorials to Cottage Grove United Church of Christ preferred in lieu of flowers
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