Leona “Suzie” Spangler

Services were held Thurs, Nov 19, 2020 for 82-year old Leona “Suzie” Spangler at the United Methodist Church in Gordon. Burial was in the Gordon Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon United Methodist Church or the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE69343.

 Leona “Suzie” Spangler was born on March 17, 1938 to George and LaVerne Ditsch in Alliance, NE. She passed away on November 16, 2020, at Scottsbluff, NE.

Suzie was one of six children born to George and LaVerne. They raised their family on a farm south of Hay Springs. Suzie graduated from Hay Springs High School and attended National College of Business in Rapid City, SD.

Suzie met the love of her life, Terry Spangler, and they were married on April 2, 1958, and moved to the Spangler ranch southeast of Gordon. Terry and Suzie raised three children, Lonny, Vicki and Curt. 

The ranch was also a home and destination for many nieces, nephews and cousins. Suzie never hesitated to welcome anyone to their home and worked hard to provide food and memories for them. 

In 1986, Terry and Suzie moved to Gordon and began managing the Jefco Inn 2 years later. Suzie continued to manage the Jefco Inn after Terry passed away in 2011. Many card parties and special occasions were held at the motel.

Suzie is survived by her children, Lonny (Brenda) Spangler, Vicki (Todd) Eitemiller, and Curt (Patti) Spangler, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Terry, parents George and LaVerne Ditsch, her sisters Mae Hall, Lolita Brinker and brother Don Ditsch.