Eugene Spiering, age 86 of Revillo died December 24, 2017, at Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Rev. Tim Rynearson will officiate and burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Albee, SD. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 – 7 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home and continue at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.
Eugene Vincent Spiering was born December 3, 1931, in Ortonville, MN. He was the son of William and Wilma (Weigel) Spiering. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albee. Eugene attended country school and graduated from Revillo High School. He was united in marriage with Lois Street on December 14, 1951, at the parsonage in Revillo.
Eugene farmed on the family farm. He was proud of his farm, and “lived and breathed” farming. Eugene was a pilot and loved to fly! He was licensed in his mid 40’s and owned several planes. He was a member of Flying Farmers for 40 plus years. With that group, he flew to every continent except Antartica, and was very proud of that fact. In Eugene’s retirement years, he and Lois enjoyed the warm climate of the south. They bowled together on leagues and enjoyed bowling whenever they could. They loved to square dance and enjoyed the socialization with other couples. They also enjoyed playing pool, and were active with league competitions. Eugene enjoyed the outdoors, spending time hunting, golfing, and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his four children: JoEllen (Bob) Heffron of Milbank, SD; Cindy (David) Rieck of Janesville, WI; Steve (Bonita) Spiering of Milbank, SD; and Linda Brewer of Lincoln, NE; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren (with one on the way); brother, Arland (Elaine) Spiering of Lake Mary, Florida.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents: William and Wilma; wife, Lois; and two brothers: Dwayne and Gerald.