Bom-Wrapper

Kenneth Spicer

Kenneth Lutz Spicer

Monday, October 6th, 1919 - Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Kenneth Spicer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Kenneth Spicer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Kenneth's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Kenneth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Kenneth Lutz Spicer, 101, of Bellefonte, passed away at home on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Born on October 6, 1919 in rural Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Malcolm A. and Verna (Lutz) Spicer. On December 25, 1941, in the Army Chapel in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, he married his beloved wife, Mary Carolyn (Scitti) Spicer, who preceded him in death on September 15, 1976, after sharing nearly 35 years of marriage together.

Ken was a 1940 graduate of Bellefonte High School. He entered the United States Army on September 18, 1941. Following completion of Basic Training exercises in the United States and Ireland, Sgt. Spicer and the 8th Infantry Division landed as an amphibious force on Utah Beach, Normandy, on July 4, 1944. Staff Sgt. Spicer’s 8th Infantry Campaigns included: Normandy France (July 4, 1944 – July 24, 1944), Northern France (July 25, 1944 – September 14, 1944), Rhineland Germany (September 15, 1944 – March 21, 1945), and Central Europe (March 22, 1945 – May 11, 1945). During his time in the service, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars, before he was honorably discharged on September 17, 1945.

Ken remained a life long Dairy Farmer, Cattle Hauler, and former partner and shareholder in various local Sale Barns.

He is survived by three children, Ronald L. Spicer (Cynthia Rose) of Bellefonte, David H. Spicer (Kathy Kauffman) of Julian, and Emily V. Spicer (Gregg Moore) of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Spicer (Chris Crady) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Matthew Spicer (Angel Woodward) of Port Matilda, Marianne Spicer- Teixeira (Robert) of Durham, NC, Christopher McMurtrie (Natalie) of Pittsburgh, Trent Holderman of Harrisburg, Nick Spicer of Julian, and Joshua Spicer of Julian; step granddaughter, Stevie Miller Delozier, four great-grandchildren, Declan McMurtrie, Nolan McMurtrie, Braden Crady, and Lillian Teixeira; and seven step great-grandchildren, Austin Teixeira, Savannah Teixeira, Colten Teixeira, Snow Lynn Teixeira, Skylar Woodward, Brooke Woodward, and Olivia Confer.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon M. Spicer, on October 10, 2015.

Ken served as the Treasurer/Secretary of Meyer Cemetery in Bellefonte for over 40 years. He loved all his animals dearly and was especially fond of his numerous barn cats over the years.

There will be a public viewing held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 11am-1pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 1pm with Pastor Doug Conway officiating. A graveside service with full military honors will immediately follow at Meyer Cemetery in Bellefonte. Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth Lutz Spicer, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Wetzler Funeral Services Inc.
    Address
    206 North Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc.
    Address
    206 N. Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.
    Officiant
    Pastor Doug Conway
  • Interment

    Location
    Meyer Cemetery
    Address
    Benner Township
    Benner Township, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Following CDC recommendations, social distancing is encouraged, and face coverings will be required at all services.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Kenneth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Joanne Merkel sent flowers to the family of Kenneth Lutz Spicer.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
RM

Rebecca McCaslin

Posted at 02:19am
Ronnie and Cindy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, Kenny. I enjoyed his sense of humor and joy of life when we met in the 1990's to buy plots and later research some old family burial plots. He was always so nice and possessed a wealth of information about the cemetery and it's history. It was always a pleasure speaking and meeting with him.He leaves a long legacy made from his hard work and devotion to his family, farm and cemetery. He lives on through his work and family. A long life, well-lived.
Becky McCaslin
KH

Karl Heebner

Posted at 07:36am
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father no words can ease the sorrow of losing a love one the only comfort can be found in family and friends who also share your loss. God bless the Kenneth Spicer family.
JM

Joanne Merkel

Posted at 10:24am
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Flower Image

Joanne Merkel purchased flowers for the family of Kenneth Spicer. Send Flowers

SL

sara luzier

Posted at 01:59am
Awe, so sorry for your loss, he will be missed
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: