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Mabel M. Spengler – Obituary

Name: Mabel M. Spengler

Age: 82

Born: 05-09-1927

Died: 01-22-2010

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mabel M. Spengler, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 11:14 p.m. on January 22, 2010. She died unexpectedly at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her loving and prayerful family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Reverend Bernard Gruenes will officiate. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Parish prayers will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622 Ladies Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mabel was born on May 9, 1927 in Crosby, Minnesota to Eiler and Mabel (Bacon) Henrickson. She was united in marriage to Earl G. Spengler on May 18, 1946 in Deerwood, Minnesota. After raising her children, Mabel was employed as an inspector for Vision Ease, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Michael’s Parish and Mission Group, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Granite Post #428 Ladies Auxiliary, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622 Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mabel enjoyed family bible studies, dancing, traveling, keeping fit, collecting dolls, helping and providing support to others. She had a sense of style and beauty within. Mabel will be remembered for her devotion to and love of God and family.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dawn of St. Cloud; children, Denny (Carol) of Ramsey, Shar of St. Cloud, Gordy (Gwen) of St. Cloud, Mark (Becky) of Monument, Colorado, Renee of St. Cloud and Tom (Angie) of Ramsey; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Ramona Mohs of St. Cloud, Marion (Al) Fox of Montana, Everett (Lina) of Florida and Richard (Jan) of Isle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Earl on October 23, 2007; son, Donny; brothers and sister, Norman, Lorraine Lundgren, Phil and Eiler.

Guestbook for Mabel M. Spengler

, Daughter
July 6, 2010, 12:25 pm
A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same!! I wish I could hug her right now and tell her how much I love her..
, Daughter
June 22, 2010, 7:07 am
Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, Mummy Dear!!
, Da
June 22, 2010, 7:05 am
, Daughter
June 14, 2010, 5:40 pm
I wish I would have helped her with more chores around the house when I was growing up. I wish I would have known the exhaustion that a mother feels at the end of each day. She never stopped loving me and she never ever left me even though at times she probably felt like it!!
, Daughter
May 12, 2010, 1:36 pm
A mother holds her childrens hands for a while - their hearts forever!!
, Daughter
May 4, 2010, 7:18 am
Mothers Day is in honor of the best mother who ever lived - the mother of my heart! Sunday will be very hard as it is Mothers Day and my mumma's birthday too. I miss her so much everyday!!
May 4, 2010, 7:15 am
, Daughter
April 26, 2010, 7:18 am
A mother is the one who is still there when everyone else has deserted you! That was truly my mumma!!
, Daughter
April 19, 2010, 11:00 am
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. Yep that was my mumma!!
, Daughter
April 12, 2010, 5:32 pm
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. Yep - that was my mumma!!!
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
April 5, 2010, 6:22 pm
Sometimes there are no words that can reveal the feelings of the heart. I know you can't hear me mumma but I wish you were here!!
, Daughter
March 30, 2010, 6:26 am
There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
, Loving Daughter
March 23, 2010, 3:34 pm
I remember all the words she said to me, some funny, some kind, some wise, all of the things she did for me, I see now with different eyes! Oh how I miss dear daily!
, Daughter
March 17, 2010, 12:02 pm
I remember everthing about her, her voice, her smile, her touch, the way she walked, the way she talked, the way she looked at me, meant so much! Oh how I miss her everyday!!
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
March 11, 2010, 5:33 pm
No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know, but her goodness, her caring and her wisdom live on...like a legacy of love that will always be with me. Oh how I miss her!!
Leigh Fox, Japan
, Niece
March 8, 2010, 8:11 pm
Aunt Mabel was like another mom to me. She and my mom looked so much alike--both beautiful, soft, gentle and fun-loving women whose laughter made the world a brighter and happier place. I know Aunt Mabel is having a great reunion in Heaven with loved ones and her laughter can be heard in the sound of the songbirds or the tinkling of chimes. Shine on, Auntie Mabel, shine on. Your love is never ending and I will always feel your hugs and hear your "I love you, honey." I miss you but I know you are healthy and whole, living in a better place. I love you always.
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
March 1, 2010, 7:11 pm
It was from mumma that I first learned to think - to feel - to imagine - to believe. I miss her so much!!
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
February 22, 2010, 4:43 pm
When your mother dies - it's like someone cut a piece of your heart out with a sharp knife. I miss her so!
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
February 16, 2010, 7:00 pm
My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know!
Leigh Fox, Japan
, Niece
February 9, 2010, 8:12 pm
Aunt Mabel brought so much love and joy to those around her. Spending time with her was like drinking a glass of champagne. Her bubbly personality and great sense of humor made every day special. She showed me that loving people unconditionally was the only way to be. Thank you for loving me the way you did, Aunt Mabel, and bless your caring heart. Your grateful niece, Leigh
renee Spengler
, Daughter
February 2, 2010, 6:35 pm
I wish I could call my mumma. Oh how I miss her!!
Tom Spengler
, Son
January 31, 2010, 10:13 pm
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:27-28 How I loved this woman.
Debbie Garcia
, Niece
January 31, 2010, 7:58 pm
Aunt Mabel, you have been such an inspiration to me. You were always so strong and such a loving person. I will deeply miss our visits when we travel to Minn. It's just not going to be the same. Please give Uncle Earl a big hug & kiss from his "Little Deb".
Ginny Murphy
, Neice
January 29, 2010, 1:27 pm
Thank you all so much for posting this tribute on here. It is very comforting for those of us who couldn't be there. Aunt Mabel, you will be missed by all of us whose lives you touched. You are a very special lady with such a huge heart. You've been so many things to so many people, and were always there with a big, warm hug. Give a special one to momma for me. I love you.
Leslie Angell-Hart
January 28, 2010, 4:37 pm
The Photo Tribute was wonderful. My "HEARTFELT" Sympathy to all of you.
Michael Owen
, Nephew
January 28, 2010, 12:50 pm
Words cannot describe how much you meant to so may different people. We would all be so lucky to have made a difference in so many people's lives. You will be missed greatly and rememberered fondly. Save a seat for us all up there!
, Grandson
January 28, 2010, 11:09 am
Where do I begin..Although there were some missing years in our relationship, I treasure the last few that you and I were able to re-establish a bond again. I will never forget all the chats we had about early memories of our family, things I never knew about in the past, and most of all talking about my father, your son, Donny. You were the conduit to him for me. I always felt inside that you had a special connection to him and could pass along just how much I miss him. My conduit is gone...but I am happy for youin the fact that you are in a wonderful place. Thank you for everything you did for me in your later years. Your words will be with me forever. I love you Grandma. "There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief."
Jodi Jung
, Granddaughter
January 28, 2010, 10:48 am
Grandma, I can
Christopher Owen
January 27, 2010, 7:16 pm
You will be greatly missed, Mable. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know there are many waiting to visit with you up there. Send us back with your love.
Debbie Smolik
, Friend of Shar
January 27, 2010, 7:03 pm
I had forgoten what a Beautiful woman your Mom was. Its been a while since I have seen Mabel. Not only her beauty ,but inside as well. We had a lots of laughs the three of us when she would visit Forida to see you, Charlie. Remember the time we were at the beach and it started lightning and she put the bag over her head and ran. We laughted so hard we cried!! And from then on she became the Bag Lady. I know you and your family will miss her so much. But know she will ALWAYS be with each one of you. You will carry her in your hearts. love, Debbie
Lisa Angell Firth
, Friend
January 27, 2010, 3:53 pm
Mrs. Spengler you have left me with great memories. Always there with that caring smile during my crazy teenage years. I wish I could hug you one more time.You are indeed a "Lady of Grace". I take your quality of life as lessons to live by and pass on. You and Mr. Spengler created such a fun and loving atmosphere that we never wanted to leave-and sometimes we did not leave. Your wonderful family is blessed to have you watch over them(as you always have) I know how proud you are of them. Give a hug to Mr. Spengler from his "Little Buddy". My Heart, Love and Prayers go out to your loving family. Thank God For Memories!!! Love Lisa
Jamie Spengler
, Granddaughter
January 27, 2010, 10:36 am
I am going to miss you so much
Laurie Owen
January 26, 2010, 10:55 pm
Mabel... my beautiful Mabel. Wonderful Mother, Aunt, Sister, Grandmother, friend. You have been such an inspiration to me throughout my life. From the time I was a young girl I have always looked up to you in your beauty, your strength, your faith and they way you gave of yourself but never took credit for any of it. I will never forget all the wonderful cards you sent with words of encouragment after the passing of my mother, husband and brother. Always arriving in the mailbox at the most perfect time. You have always been an angel to me, and now you truly are. I bet your the prettiest one too!! Please give all my loved ones in heaven a big kiss and tell them I love them. Good bye for now my lovely.
Heather Owen
January 26, 2010, 4:10 pm
You will be greatly missed, Mable. You put up a great fight. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Say "hi" to my daddy for me! Love you!
Mark Spengler
, Son
January 25, 2010, 7:24 pm
I never saw Mom read a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) book, and yet she was an incredibly positive person. I don't recall seeing any "How to be a Servant" books on her shelf, and yet she lived to serve others. As far as I know she never attended any "Principles of Giving" seminars, but she had the most generous of hearts. Her life was a book; teaching us how to overcome adversity, serve others, and give generously. I believe her works will be published in heaven and will result in great rewards.
Kelly Wellman
, Grandaughter
January 25, 2010, 6:22 pm
Grandma, I miss you so much. You are such a beautiful person inside and out and you are such an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and it won't be the same without you. I will always cherish the great times and the summers we spent with you and the wonderful talks we had, you mean the world to me and my family! Thank you for being my grandma! I love you so much!
Richard Henrickson Jr.
, Nephew
January 24, 2010, 7:05 pm
I will forever have wonderful memories of Mabel. She was a very loving aunt and passed her enthusiasm and love of life to everyone who met her. She will be missed all who knew her.
Jim, Nicole & Kaia Henrickson
, Nephew
January 24, 2010, 5:10 pm
The world will never be the same with out you, but we know you are in a better place. We will miss you each day!!! Give Dad (Phil) and the rest of the family with you a kiss from me!!! please
Renee Spengler
, Daughter
January 24, 2010, 2:56 pm
Oh mamma - words can't describe how broken my heart is that you are no longer here. Not to be able to talk to you or kiss your soft cheeks or see your beautiful face just tears me apart. I feel like I'm in a dream and can't wake up. It was the most important/special time for me to be there at both yours and dads last moment. I thank God that I moved back home to be close to you. I love you so much and will miss you everyday mamma!!! I will see you again someday....

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