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Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 9th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Wednesday January 9th, 2019

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Spencer R. Niles

Spencer R. Niles, age 85, of Delta, Ohio, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, Friday morning, January 4, 2019.  He was born September 30, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Sylvania.  Spencer attended grade school at Nazareth Hall and graduated from Burnham High School in 1953, where he was a star quarterback and captain of the football team. He served 9 years with the Ohio Army National Guard.  He married Joyce Meredith Niles and she preceded him in death.  On November 21, 1987, he married Peggy Stultz.

Spencer worked as a project manager and estimator in the industrial and electrical trade, and was a 60-year member of the IBEW Local 8.  He was also a proud member of the Delta American Legion Post 373.  Spencer loved being around the water.  He and his wife, Peggy spent many weekends going to the islands fishing and boating.  He also had a passion for antique cars.

Spencer is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Peggy; his children, Tim (De) Niles, Andrea Voogd, David (Linda) Flores and Connie (Jim) Malphrus; his grandchildren whom he adored, M. David Voogd, Audrey Voogd, CJ Voogd, Jackson Malphrus, James Malphrus and Jason Mitchell (Fiancee Ashley).  He is also survived by his siblings, Linda (Jack) Quinn, Judy (Larry) Haas, Tim (Sharon) Stultz, Pam (Ron) Moore, Rob (Josie) Stultz, Randy (Susan) Stultz and Ronny (Amy) Stultz; as well as his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides his first wife, Joyce, Spencer was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis A. “Bud" Niles; brother-in-law, Michael D. Stultz and sisters-in-law, Shirley Stultz Davenport and Shari Stultz Morrison.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Spencer’s special friends at Hands of Grace and to Rev. Teresa Wenrick for her devotion to this local ministry.  Also thank you to his special caregivers, Debra, Cindy, Vickie and Susan and the loving care of the Promedica Hospice Team.

Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta, with visitation continuing until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Grace, 104 Monroe St., Delta, OH 43515.


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I am sorry to hear of Spencer's passing. Thoughts and Prayers to the extended Niles and Stultz families.

John Thierry Feb 4 2019 12:00 AM

Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debby Keel Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Spencer Niles

Sheryl Major Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

Great guy, better human being! RIP Spence!

Rich Poll Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Spencer Niles

Lynda Coffey & David Westmark Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM

I loved spending time with Spence. He had the most intriguing stories. He led a extremely interesting life. He was a man of huge intragrity, a good man, a man who cared deeply for others.
He also had a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss him dearly... I am a better person for having the good fortune of his company. People like Spensor don't come along very often in this life. I can only hope and pray that in my journey beyond this earthly existence I'll meet him again. Until then I will carry my many memories of him in my heart.
Cindy Hollingshead

Cindy Hollingshead Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss Spencer. My preschoolers came down a few times a month to visit and do activities. I would also eat lunch with him while he attended Hands of Grace. He will be missed by many. Prayers to his family and friends during this time!

Angie Adams Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Spencer Niles

Kelly Morrison Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

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