Herbert Eugene Spinder
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Herbert Eugene Spinder
  • November 24, 1930 - October 4, 2017
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Herbert E. "Herb" Spinder, age 86, of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 5:38 a.m. at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
He was born Nov. 24, 1930 in East Peoria to Frederick and Marie (Wagenaar) Spinder. He married Esther Jacobs July 29, 1950 in Cainsville, MO. They celebrated 67 years together.
Survivors include his wife of East Peoria, one son, Tim (Julie) Spinder of Lisle, IL, four grandchildren: Heather (Earnest) Arguello of San Antonio, TX, Marc (Leah) Spinder of Oswego, IL, Lindsay (Russ) Fann of Indian Land, SC, Hailey Evans of Lisle, five great-grandchildren, one sister, Clara (Jack) Massey of East Peoria, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Frederick, Frank, James (former Mayor of East Peoria) and Louis (Luke).
Herb was an Army Veteran serving in the Korean War with the 403rd Engineering group serving in Germany.
He had been fire chief at Hiram Walkers before going to Illinois Central College where he was a Public Safety Officer (Officer Friendly) for 20 years retiring in 1994.
He was a past president of the East Peoria Little League. He was a member of the Peoria Church Dartball League for over 50 years. He was also a member the American Legion Post 2.
Herb was very proud to be a charter member of the East Peoria First Baptist Church where he had held several offices.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct, 6, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials could be made his church, Prostate Cancer Research or Wounded Warrior Project.
You may view Herb's obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com