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Cletus Emril Spradlin

Cletus Emril Spradlin
birth: 08 Aug 1908, Warrick County, IN to Louis Everette Spradlin and Katie Hamby
death: 19 Oct 1974, Perham, Otter Tail, MN
burial: St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend, St Joseph, IN

marriage: 03 Aug 1929, Valparaiso, Porter, IN
Vera Fern Wilson
birth: 26 April 1907 to Jacob Abijah Wilson and Bertha Loretta Asper
death: 07 Aug 1999, Tucson, Pima, AZ
burial: St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, South Bend, St Joseph, IN (shared headstone)

Children of Cletus and Vera Spradlin:

  • Phyllis Jean Spradlin, b: 25 May 1930, d: 10 April 2005, m: 23 Sept 1950- Arthur William Bruggeman
  • Larry Dean Spradlin, b: 24 Mar 1935, d: 20 May 2012, m, 1st: Carolyn Paege, m, 2nd: living
  • Son Spradlin, Living

Cletus Spradlin lived in Warrick County, Indiana from birth until approximately 1928, when he removed to St Joseph County, where he lived from 1929-1967 (in both Mishawaka and South Bend). He lived in Dent, Otter Tail County, Minnesota 1967- 1974.

Charter member of the River Park Lions Club and member of the River Park Fisherman’s Club
Worked at both Bendix and Studebaker
Was a tool-maker/owner at DeBurring Products Company

Submitted by:
Teresa Bruggeman Kahle
Email: teresa@theintrepidsleuth.com


Arthur William Bruggeman

Arthur William Bruggeman
born: 16 Dec 1927, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio to Urban Bruggeman and Carrie Gropp
died: 27 Jan 2006, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
burial: Ashes scattered at Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona

married: 23 Sep 1950, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Phyllis Jean Spradlin
born: 25 May 1930, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana to Cletus Spardlin and Vera Fern Wilson
died: 10 Apr 2005
burial: Ashes Scattered at Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona

Arthur William Bruggeman moved to South Bend to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1945. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1950 with a degree in architectural engineering. He worked as a civil engineer at H.G. Christman Construction Company, South Bend. Arthur Served in the US Navy (1945-1946) and Navy Reserve (1946-1958). He was a charter member of Ave Maria council 5521 of the Knights of Columbus, South Bend and member of St Matthew’s and then St Jude’s parish, South Bend.

Arthur removed to Tucson, Arizona in July 1972.

Submitted by:
Teresa Kahle