Stanley Henry Spieler lived from February 15, 1935, to April 28, 2013. The son of Henry and Irene Spieler, Stanley was born in Boise, Idaho, and peacefully passed away at his home in Coulee Dam, Washington. Joining the United States Marine Corps when he was 17 years old, Stanley married Barbara J Montrose in 1960, their union being blessed with three sons: Paul, Michael and Daniel. Although Barbara and Stanley later divorced, they remained lifelong friends.
Stanley worked for the Bureau of Public Roads, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Reclamation from which he eventually retired.
A special mention of love and gratitude must be sent to the hundreds of friends he had in the Grand Coulee Dam, Washington area, particularly Garth Miller and Charlene Koch who were among his closest friends. Stanley greatly valued and appreciated this community in which he made home during his retirement years.
Stanley is survived by his three sons: Paul, Mike and Danny; seven grandchildren: Jessica Haugaard Spieler, Matthew Spieler, Mary Biggs, Henry Spieler, Christopher Spieler and Karena Spieler and four sisters: Alma Noakes, Roseane Nelson, Julie Klimek and Shirley Burtis.
Stanley was preceded in death by his mother and father: Henry and Irene Spieler; older brother Fred Spieler and sister Genevieve Cooper.
“Stanley accepted Jesus as his savior and lived a very kind, compassionate life. May we all strive to be with him in Heaven.”
At Stanley’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends and family may sign his online register book at www.stratefuneralhome.com . Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington, is honored to be serving Stanley’s family.