George Frederick Spenader

Mendota Reporter

28 Dec 1950

 

GEORGE SPENADER PASSES AWAY ON DECEMBER 21

Services Saturday at Bailey's Funeral Home. Burial in Restland.


George Frederick Spenader, 86, 1708 Augustine Avenue, Mendota, retired car repair inspector for the Burlington railroad, died at his home at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, December 21. He had been a semi-invalid for the past two years and had been seriously ill since last Friday.

Mr. Spenader was born May 29, 1864 in New York City, New York, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spenader. When a young child the family moved on a farm at Centralia, Illinois, where her grew to manhood. He was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in that city.

At the age of twenty-one years he started work for the C. B. & Q. railroad at Aurora and in 1897 was transferred to Mendota where he had since resided.

February 15, 1888 he was united in marriage with Orrie Parrish in Lebanon, Tennessee, who preceded him in death on April 24, 1943. To this union were born eleven children, nine sons and two daughters, all of whom survive; namely, Mrs. Arthur (Maude) Johnson, Rock Island, George, Galesburg, Mrs. Mayme Holdren, Carl, Arch, Harold, William, Frank, Lester, Louis all of Mendota, and Edgar, Mount Morris. He also leaves, sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. George Cook, Aurora, Mrs. Anna Atherton, Centralia, and two brothers; Charles Spenader, Chicago, and Henry Luker, Centralia.

Mr. Spenader had been employed with the Burlington railroad for forty-seven years and retired sixteen years ago.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bailey's Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Sollitt officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were six sons. Arch., Carl, Frank, Edgar, Harold and William.