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Obituary for Richard Spaetzel

November 24, 1934 - July 27, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 85

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Friend


Richard L. Spaetzel, 85 of Avon Lake, OH passed away Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born November 24, 1934 in Lorain, OH to parents Edwin and Viola (nee Knipper) Spaetzel.

Richard was a 1952 graduate of Avon Lake High School and served in the United States Army where he served in Panama. He was a member of the Avon Lake United Church of Christ since May of 1964. He was a hard worker, which was evidenced by his 43 years of dedicated service to Columbia Gas with no missed days. His retirement from Columbia Gas was honored by Avon Lake with the declaration of "Dick Spaetzel Day" on November 30, 1996. He enjoyed playing poker, bowling and watching baseball. Above all, family was most important to him; especially spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He was well known and respected within the community.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dorothy (nee Romano); loving children Steve (Sue), Mark (Christine) and Matt (Nicole); adoring grandchildren Crystal (C.J.) Chrosniak, Karie (Ray) Loeser, Danielle (Dominic) Mauer, Nicole Spaetzel, Kurt Spaetzel, Carl Spaetzel, Anthony Spaetzel, Jayden Spaetzel, Isabella Spaetzel, Liliana Spaetzel and Juliette Spaetzel; great-grandchildren Anakah, Rayna, Lucas, Giovanni, Johnny and Lorenzo; and his sister Mary Lou Cavanaugh.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson Ryan; and his brother Jack Spaetzel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Alzheimer's Association 23215 Commerce Park, Ste 300, Beachwood, OH 44122 or at

Friends may call Monday, August 10, 2020 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm for a visitation with social distancing at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Funeral services will be held with social distancing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Avon Lake UCC 32801 Electric Blvd, Avon Lake, OH 44012 at 10am. Interment to follow at the Lakewood Park Cemetery. 440.933.3202


Monday, August 10
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM    3889276 3983124 20200810T150000 20200810T190000

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